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CHROMIUM (VI) COMPOUNDS

Adverse health effects from chemical exposures depend on many factors, including toxicity, environmental fate, and the extent of exposure to the chemical.

Health Effects

Gastrointestinal
Referring to all parts of the digestive tract. Effects may include inflammation, ulcers, reflux and/or vomiting.
Hematological
Referring to the blood. Effects may include alterations of blood composition, clotting and/or the production and function of blood cells, e.g., red blood cell production within bone marrow, red blood cell ability to carry oxygen.
Respiratory
Referring to the exchange of oxygen for carbon dioxide. Effects may include inflammation of the lungs or associated airways, increased/decreased breathing rate, insufficient oxygen-carbon dioxide exchange and/or respiratory failure.

Chemical health effects information comes from the OSHA Carcinogen List and the TRI-CHIP datasets.