Frequent Questions

What are sources of chromium-6?

Chromium in different forms can be used for making steel and other alloys, for chrome plating, for dyes and pigments, and for leather and wood preservation. It can also be found naturally in soil. The primary forms of chromium found in the environment are chromium-3 and chromium-6 and these forms can convert back and forth depending on environmental conditions.

For more information on chromium, please visit our Web site at the following URL: 

http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/basicinformation/chromium.cfm

 

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