Purchase Solution

Chromium poisoning

Not what you're looking for?

Ask Custom Question

I have searched the web, including HSDB, and EPA.. but am having difficulty finding some question regarding Sodium dichromate (Chromium (VI)) on cattle, fish, humans, and the enviro.

The questions I have are:

1.) Finding the methods of calculating or assessing the effects of Sodium dichromate

2.) Is there also an analytical methods for measuring the effects in these areas.

3.) What the "mechanism of action" would be for Chromium.

4.) And the parameters used for toxicity in the above areas... fish, cattle, human and the enviro.

I would greatly appreciate any help you could offer in helping me.

Extra info that might help Scenario.
An environmental accident has occurred where 120 km of asphalt-paved road has been coated with sodium dichromate.

1. Along the side of this 120 km stretch of road is local general store service station.

2. If it rains the water will move the sodium dichromate into the roadside ditches, into dugouts and a small creek flowing with spring runoff.

3. The roadway ditches inter-connect with the dugouts used for both domestic and livestock water.

4. Some of the dugouts have been stocked with rainbow trout.

5. One dugout was treated last summer with copper sulfate for control of aquatic plants, currently are now covered with ice.

Purchase this Solution

Solution Summary

General reference information on soluble forms of chromium.

Solution Preview

Please see the attached file.

<br>1)-4) it IS soluble and toxic to animals as well, although I could not find "fish specific" number the links include a National Park Service entry that may help. 5) CuSO4 will make the conditions acidic and stabilize the compound keeping it in the system longer (as will cold temps I should think)

The real toxic agent involved ...

Purchase this Solution

Free BrainMass Quizzes
Basic Energy Quiz

This quiz will test your knowledge of basic energy related questions. It will improve your knowledge on units of measurement .

Geography Points of Interest

Brief query of points of interest in the world. For example, choosing the largest body of water from 3 choices.


This quiz provides a brief review to different energy examples. How is energy evident in our world? This vocabulary is important to understand the connection between energy and matter.

United States and Canada Vocabulary

Assessment of basic vocabulary terms related to geography and resources in the United States and Canda.

Structure of the Earth

Basic introduction to terms related to the structure of the Earth, including definitions and application of knowledge. This quiz focuses on the spheres.