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chromium

kroh mee uhm

  • n  a hard brittle multivalent metallic element; resistant to corrosion and tarnishing

  • Number of people potentially affected: 2,600,000 Type of pollutant: Hexavalent chromium and other metals Source of pollution: Chromite mines and processing If you .
  • Columbia's Professor Colin Garfield Fink, who gave Industry a chromium-plated shield against rust, last week took out a patent for a tungsten-plated shield.
  • The difference, he says, "is that ingested chromium-6 encounters hydrochloric acid in the stomach's gastric juices, and is converted to chromium-3, which is innocuous.
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  • Erin Brockovich in Reuters India
    I am relieved and pleased and sorry because there are a lot of people who have ingested chromium 6,said Brockovich, who still works in Los Angeles as a legal consultant on environmental issues.
  • Pat Brown in Legal News Line
    Dust, which contained elevated levels of cancer-causing hexavalent chromium,Brown said, "escaped into the air in violation of state law. California is suing the company to get them to stop their practices, which cause chromium exposure."
  • Randy Wolf in Los Angeles Daily News
    It's always kind of nervewracking when you have the first MRI on your shoulder, because you don't know what they're going to find,Wolf said. "It's definitely good news. Everything looked good except for some inflammation of the chromium....

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