prepared by John Papp, chromium specialist, U.S. Geological Survey (Feb. 2000)
Chromium plays an essential but hidden role in human life. In many ways, chromium contributes to a clean, efficient, and healthy life style. Many consumer products use chromium and many others are made possible by industrial use of chromium.
This document tells what chromium is used for and how it is used. Consumer and industrial uses are listed followed by information on processes and background information on chromium in the environment.