Hexavalent chromium (chromium VI) is a toxic form of the element chromium. Hexavalent chromium compounds are man-made and widely used in many different industries.
“Workers who breathe hexavalent chromium may develop lung cancer,” reported Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, the company behind the IAQ Video Network and the new public outreach video. “Some workers exposed to hexavalent chromium can also become allergic to the material. For those individuals, inhaling chromate compounds can cause asthma symptoms such as wheezing and shortness of breath. People can also develop an allergic skin reaction, called allergic contact dermatitis. This occurs from handling liquids or solids containing the material. Direct skin contact with hexavalent chromium can also cause a non-allergic skin irritation. Contact with non-intact skin can lead to chrome ulcers. We hope this video helps to educate workers about how to protect themselves from exposure to hexavalent chromium.”
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This educational video was sponsored by a number of organizations and leading industry professionals that help protect the public’s health. Sponsors include: American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), EMSL Analytical, LA Testing, UltraViolet Devices, EC2, Sussex Environmental Health Consultants, Clark Seif Clark, IAQ Index, and Legends Environmental Insurance Services to name a few.
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About Cochrane & Associates, LLC & the IAQ Video Network
Cochrane & Associates is a business development, public relations and marketing consulting firm that specializes in the environmental, HVAC, mold and indoor air quality industries. The company has worked with many of the industries’ leading institutions and companies and continues to be an innovator in the industry. They are also the innovators behind the IAQ Video Network.