ALS tests air for Hexavalent Chromium, which has a well-established reputation as an occupational carcinogen associated with lung, nasal and sinus cancer.
Hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) is used in a broad range of industrial applications including chrome plating, stainless steel, leather tanning, wood preservative, textile dyes and paint pigments. Its physical properties make it ideal to introduce corrosion-resistance, durability and hardness, depending on its application. Unfortunately, Hexavalent Chromium has a well-established reputation as an occupational carcinogen associated with lung, nasal and sinus cancer. Despite its health hazards, its unique properties make it difficult to find a suitable substitute and, as a result, it is still widely used.
ALS has more than 30 years of experience serving the Industrial Hygiene community. All listed Hexavalent Chromium methods recommend capturing the particulate matter on a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) filter with a 5µm pore size and 37mm diameter.