Tuesday, May 20, 2008

High Chromium in Bodies of Children near Steel Plant

Children living in the neighborhood of the IJmuiden steel plant of the Corus firm have five to fourteen times as much chromium in their bodies as children elsewhere. This results from a study by the University of Nijmegen and the Nature and Environment Organization. Toxicologist Martin van den Berg of Utrecht University said that these concentrations are comparable with those of the most polluted areas in Western Germany. One of the two forms of Chromium is a cancerogenous agent.

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