Enter your body
  • inhalation

  • ingestion

  • dermal contact
When you breathe air containing chromium, some of the chromium will enter your body through your lungs. Some forms of chromium can remain in the lungs for several years or longer.

A small percentage of ingested chromium will enter the body through the digestive tract.

When your skin comes in contact with chromium, small amounts of chromium will enter your body.
Leave your bodyChromium(VI) is changed to chromium(III) in the body. Most of the chromium leaves the body in the urine within a week, although some may remain in cells for several years or longer.


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

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