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The heavy metal chromium is used as a chromium (III) compound primarily in tanning processes (“chrome tanning”) and for alloys, and is also found in certain salt-based wood preservatives. Chromium (III) is significantly less toxic than the chromium (VI) compound, which is also frequently found (see Chromate).

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