Hexavalent Chromium

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We know who to talk to, where to find answers, and what steps you need to take. Let us put our 30 years of experience to work for you. Hexavalent chromium is used in the production of stainless and nickel alloys. It is a known human carcinogen that may cause severe upper respiratory tract, skin, nasal, and kidney damage. Studies have found increased levels of lung cancer among workers handling hexavalent chromium, especially among stainless steel workers. About 8 of every 100 steel workers develop lung cancer related to high levels of exposure to hexavalent chromium.

Hexavalent Chromium Exposure

Exposure to hexavalent chromium can occur while:

  • Spraying anti-corrosion coatings
  • Operating chrome plating baths
  • Welding or cutting metal containing chromium such as stainless steel
  • Handling pigments containing dry chromate, spray paints and coating containing chromate.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to hexavalent chromium on the job and have developed lung cancer, contact us today for a free evaluation of your potential case.