Approaches to the Biological Monitoring of Chromium(VI) Exposed Individuals

  • A. Kortenkamp
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASEN2, volume 26)


A little more than hundred years ago, David Newman of Glasgow Royal Infirmary published a report on a chrome pigment worker with adeno-carcinoma of the upper respiratory tract [1]. This was the first documented evidence to suggest that exposure to chromium(VI) compounds might be associated with cancers of the airways. Since then, chromium(VI) has attracted much attention in toxicology. Today, the carcinogenicity of chromium(VI), and its potential to cause allergies in humans, are well established [2].


Internal Exposure Stainless Steel Welder Unexposed Control Chromium Level Chromium Plater 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Kortenkamp
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  1. 1.Department of ToxicologyThe School of Pharmacy, University of LondonLondonUK

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