Chromium Toxicity - Exposure at high levels has
been shown to result in chronic toxic effects such as dermatitis, ulceration of skin or liver, and kidney damage in
animals and humans by ingestion.
Chromium is a naturally occuring metal. It is often used in electroplating of metals. Although
chromium is not currently mined in the U.S., waste from old mining operations may enter surface and ground
water through runoff and leaching.
LEARN HOW TO TEST YOUR BODY FOR CHROMIUM TOXICITY:
ENVIRONMENTAL/OCCUPATIONAL CHROMIUM TOXICITY SOURCES
• Tobacco smoke
• Catalytic converter corrosion
• Chemical plants
• Manufacturing of refractory bricks
• Chrome plating
HOUSEHOLD CHROMIUM TOXICITY SOURCES
• Paint pigments
• Leather tanning
• Wood treatment
• Acidic foods in contact with stainless steel cans
• Eating and cooking utensils
MEDICAL CHROMIUM TOXICITY SOURCES
• Metal joint prostheses
• Dental materials
• Medical implant devices
How to test water for Chromium Toxicity: WaterCheck
How to treat water for Chromium Toxicity: Distillation or Reverse Osmosis
This is not an all-encompassing metal toxicity list.
There are other sources of metal exposure not listed herein.
Chromium Toxicity References
National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. Corrective Action Brochure
NeuroScience Melissa Test and "Hidden Sources of Metal Exposure"