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Information concerning the potential carcinogenicity of chromate pigments.
NIOSH 1975 Oct; :1-22
Background material and correspondence concerning the potential carcinogenicity of chromate pigments, prepared by NIOSH after a notification by the Dry Color Manufacturers Association. Topics include history of chromium (7440473); chemistry of chromium; production of chromate pigments, such as chrome-yellow (lead- chromate), molybdate chrome-orange (1308298) (lead-chromate, lead- sulfate (7789062), and lead-molybdate), chrome-oxide-green (chrome oxide), chrome-green (1308389) (lead-chromate and ferriferrocyanide- blue), zinc-yellow (zinc-chromate (1328672)), and strontium-chromate (7446142); toxic effects on human skin; respiratory and gastrointestinal disorders, and cancer of the lung. The effects on animals and humans are found to be similar.
Toxic-substances; Chromium-poisoning; Lung-cancer; Respiratory-system-disorders; Gastrointestinal-system-disorders; Paints; Bioassays
7440-47-3; 1308-29-8; 7789-06-2; 1308-38-9; 1328-67-2; 7446-14-2
NIOSH, Rockville, Maryland, 22 pages, 32 references
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division