chromium intoxication

chromium intoxication

Poisoning caused by toxic levels of chromium, which may be due to industrial exposure to chromium-laden fumes and dusts in electroplating; manufacture of steel, dyes and chemicals; leather tanning; and photography.
 
Clinical findings
Acute chromium poisoning causes allergic reactions, conjunctivitis, dermatitis and oedema; chronic exposure is associated with gastrointestinal symptoms, hepatitis and an increased risk of lung cancer.

chromium intoxication

Poisoning due to toxic levels of chromium Sources Industrial–chromium-laden fumes and dusts in electroplating, manufacture of steel, dyes, chemicals, leather tanning, photography Clinical Acute CI causes allergic reactions, conjunctivitis, dermatitis, edema; chronic CI causes GI symptoms, hepatitis, and ↑ risk of lung CA. See Chromium.
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