National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
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Chromium - 10742-K

CASRN: 7440-47-3

Formula: Cr

Synonyms/Common Names:

  • CHROME
  • CHROMIUM INORGANIC, HEXAVALENT

Known Uses:

Use in chrome plating other metals, as pigment for floor coverings, paper, cement and asphalt roofing. Associated with tobacco: reported either as a natural component of tobacco, pyrolysis product (in tobacco smoke), or additive for one or more types of tobacco products.

Long-Term Carcinogenicity

  • lifetime (Inhalation)  (C08548)  Completed 
    • Rats: Sprague Dawley; Hamsters: Syrian Golden
    • Dose: H: 0,20 MG/M3 /78-100 ANIMALS PER GROUP.

Special Studies

  • Absorption Disposition Metabolism Elimination  (S0597)  Completed 
    • Citation: DIETER, M. P. AND JAMESON, C.W. 1991. TOXICOLOGICAL STUDIES OF METALLIC COMPOUNDS: TISSUE RESIDUES AND TARGET ORGAN TOXICITY. NC SOCIETY OF TOXICOLOGY. ABSTRACT AT NCSOT.
    • Mice
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