Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Chromium As Heavy Metal

http://electroplating-process.blogspot.com/2009/06/thin-plating.htmlPollution control on electroplating process industry that use chromic acid as raw material should be intended because chromium include of heavy metal that dangerous for human being and other creature and can broken the environmental.

Other kind of heavy metals pollution among autoworkers such as Cadmium, chromium, copper, iron, lead, manganese, thin (as in thin plating), and nickel (nickel plating). Garage and auto repair workshops may be polluted with this heavy metal. Blood of autoworkers with high lead content was analysed for cadmium, chromium, copper, manganese, nickel, AlAD activity and carboxyhaemoglobin level.

Beside chromium plating worker can be polluted by chrome also the environment about the workshop can be polluted that possible spread through animals, human, or plant. The characteristic of heavy metal that contaminate body will accumulate on their host and have cancer potential problem. Chromium fume also have toxic properties if exposed to the worker that breath everyday. Pollution control on chromium plating workshop is very important and should not be trivialized.