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plate holding grains of dark red metal. According to the US Department of Labor, hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] is one of the states of the element chromium. It is usually produced by an intensive heating process, such as burning or in industry. Cr(VI) is known to cause cancer. In addition, it targets the respiratory system, kidneys, liver, skin and eyes. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons

According to the US Department of Labor, hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] is one of the states of the element chromium. It is usually produced by an intensive heating process, such as burning or in industry. Cr(VI) is known to cause cancer. In addition, it targets the respiratory system, kidneys, liver, skin and eyes. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons

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