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Title: Chromium / published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation, and the World Health Organization
Authors: World Health Organization
International Programme on Chemical Safety
WHO Task Group on Environmental Health Criteria for Chromium
Issue Date: 1988
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization
Language: English
Abstract: Evaluates close to 600 published studies in an effort to determine the risks to human health and the environment posed by chromium. The importance of chromium as an essential nutrient is also considered. Separate sections cover environmental sources and cycling, industrial production and uses, and the extent of human exposure arising from environmental levels in air, water, and food. A section devoted to kinetics and metabolism includes a review of what is known about the dynamic aspects of chromium metabolism and the influence of pathological states. The most extensive sections review the large body of research data derived from studies in experimental animals and in in vitro test systems as well as from observations in man. Both clinical and experimental data are used to consider health risks associated with occupational exposures in chromium ore mines and in several industrial applications. The nutritional role of chromium, particularly concerning its importance for the maintenance of normal glucose metabolism, is considered together with data on its toxic effects
Description: Russian version of nos. 39-61 bound together (barcode no. 0072067)
197 p.
Subject: Chromium
metadata.dc.subject.other: Community Health and Primary Health Care
Other Identifiers: 9241542616
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