Clinical findings of irritation among chromium chemical production workers.

  title={Clinical findings of irritation among chromium chemical production workers.},
  author={Herman Jones Gibb and Peter St. John Lees and Paul F. Pinsky and Barrie C. Rooney},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={38 2},
BACKGROUND Several reports of workers in chromate production and chromeplating have indicated that exposure to hexavalent chromium is associated with skin and nasal irritation. METHODS A cohort of 2, 357 workers first employed between 1950 and 1974 at a chromate production plant was identified. Clinical findings of irritation were identified by a physician as a result of routine examinations or visits to the medical clinic by members of the cohort. Percentages of the cohort with various… CONTINUE READING


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