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Testing Status of 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.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

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 (Dosed-Water)  (S0597)  Completed 
    • Citation: Dieter MP, Jameson CW. Toxicological studies of metallic compounds: Tissue residues and target organ toxicity. NC Society of Toxicology. 1991. Abstract at NCSOT.
    • Mice: B6C3F1/N