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Lung Cancer Mortality of Workers Exposed to Hexavalent Chromium

  • Challenge: Cardno ChemRisk was asked by several chromate manufacturers to address concerns about a potential link between hexavalent chromium and lung cancer.
  • Approach: Cardno ChemRisk scientists conducted a retrospective epidemiology study of workers to determine lung cancer mortality rates and dose-response modeling using nearly 30 years of industrial hygiene data and employment records for more than 1,000 workers.
  • Findings: The study reported an increased risk of lung cancer mortality associated with hexavalent chromium exposure, and the results were used to calculate the dose-response curve and cancer potency factors.
  • Value: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) used the results as part of their assessment of the occupational exposure standard.


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Chemical or Material: Chromated copper arsenate ,Chromium ,Hexavalent Chromium

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