SourcesChromium can be found in air, soil, and water after release from industries that use chromium, such as industries involved in electroplating, leather tanning, textile production, and the manufacture of chromium-based products. Chromium can also be released into the environment from the burning of natural gas, oil, or coal.
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  • air

  • water and soil
Chromium does not usually remain in the atmosphere, but is deposited into the soil and water.

Chromium can change from one form to another in water and soil, depending on the conditions present.


Cover of Toxicological Profile for Chromium
Toxicological Profile for Chromium.
Wilbur S, Abadin H, Fay M, et al.

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