Hexavalent chromium compounds are widely used in metal
finishing, wood preservation, leather tanning, corrosion resistance
and pigment production, among other uses. In the roofing industry,
hexavalent chromium's presence is relatively rare and results most
often from welding stainless-steel materials, which can yield
inhalable hexavalent chromium.
Various epidemiological studies have reported increased risk of
lung cancer among workers exposed to hexavalent chromium. As a
result, you should be aware of these hazards and take steps to
minimize exposure risks for your employees.
The general population can be exposed to hexavalent chromium
through ambient air inhalation, water ingestion or skin contact
with products containing the compound, such as some types of...
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