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December 1963

Preliminary Studies on the Reduction and Binding of Chromium With Skin

Author Affiliations


From the Section of Industrial Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

Arch Dermatol. 1963;88(6):816-819. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590240140023

In this study, we have demonstrated that hexavalent chromium is reduced by skin and chromium is bound to skin. The chemical findings were corroborated with tracer methods. The chromium bound to the skin was in the trivalent state, indicating a chemical reduction of the hexavalent species before binding.