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Number 24 on the "periodic table" of elements
Tests the presence of ions of Chromium to a high degree of accuracy to
detect contamination in the body and on a wide range of materials in your environment
Chromium is a naturally occurring element found in rocks, animals, plants, soil, and in volcanic dust and gases.
Chromium is present in the environment in several different forms. The most common forms are chromium(0), chromium(III),
and chromium(VI). No taste or odor is associated with chromium compounds.
The metal chromium, which is the chromium(0) form, is used for making steel. Chromium(VI) and chromium(III) are
used for chrome plating, dyes and pigments, leather tanning, and wood preserving.
Chromium(III) is an essential nutrient that helps the body use sugar, protein, and fat.
ChromiumIII occurs naturally in the environment and is an essential nutrient. Chromium(VI) and chromium(0) are generally produced by
industrial processes. Chromium enters the air, water, and soil mostly in the chromium(III) and chromium(VI) forms. In air, chromium compounds
are present mostly as fine dust particles which eventually settle over land and water. Chromium can strongly attach to soil and only a small
amount can dissolve in water and move deeper in the soil to underground water. Fish do not accumulate much chromium in their bodies from
- Exposure to chromium can happen in several ways:
- Eating food containing chromium(III);
- Breathing contaminated workplace air or skin contact during use in the workplace;
- Drinking contaminated well water;
- Living near uncontrolled hazardous waste sites containing chromium or industries that use chromium;
The exact levels where chromium becomes toxic is not clear. The recommended therapeutic value is
between 50 - 200 ppm. However, this is applicable only to organic chromium that the body absorbs and
retains and therefore not usually excreted and found in urine. The toxic form of chromium is inorganic
chromium that the body does not absorb and therefore eliminated in urine. It is this inorganic chromium
that requires testing and its presence should be 0.
EPA has set a limit of 100 µg chromium(III) and chromium(VI) per liter of drinking water (100 µg/L).
Chromium Toxicity Symptoms
- Breathing high levels of chromium(VI) can cause irritation to the nose, such as runny nose, nosebleeds, and ulcers and holes in the nasal
- Ingesting large amounts of chromium(VI) can cause stomach upsets and ulcers, convulsions, kidney and liver damage, and even death.
- Skin contact with certain chromium(VI) compounds can cause skin ulcers. Some people are extremely sensitive to chromium(VI) or chromium(III).
Allergic reactions consisting of severe redness and swelling of the skin have been noted.
- Several studies have shown that chromium(VI) compounds can increase the risk of lung cancer. Animal studies have also shown an increased
risk of cancer.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the EPA have determined that chromium(VI) is a human carcinogen.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has determined that certain chromium(VI) compounds are known to cause cancer in humans.
Check out chromium levels in your body with our easy to use, home-based,
HMT Chromium Test kit
Sample of a HMT Chromium Test kit
Osumex Bio-Chelat is most effective in eliminating heavy metals contamination in the body
The above information is provided for general
educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace competent
health care advice received from a knowledgeable healthcare professional.
You are urged to seek healthcare advice for the treatment of any
illness or disease.
Health Canada and the FDA (USA) have not evaluated these
statements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent