What are the health concerns associated with chromium electroplating and how are people trying to resolve them ?
Products discharged from Chromium electroplating contain a large number of metals including copper, chromium, nickel, zinc, manganese and lead.
Adverse effects on health:
1. Respiratory tract infection
3. Permanent eye damage if exposed to particulate matter
5. Skin issues and baldness
To resolve the above problem followings things are followed:
1. non chromium alternative can be used: nickel, tin, cobalt etc
2. mild steel
3. Use of water insoluble chromium