Chromium is a metal; uses include stainless steel, leather tanning, and wood treatment. There are three principal forms; of these, hexavalent chromium (chromium VI) is of greatest concern.

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The International Agency for Research on Cancer has determined that hexavalent chromium is carcinogenic to humans, especially lung cancer resulting from worker exposure to hexavalent chromium vapors.

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