In 2003, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), completed a research project to measure hexavalent chromium emissions from welding. The project met two major objectives: (1) develop a comprehensive sampling protocol for measuring particulate and hexavalent chromium emissions from welding; and (2) compare different types of welding to determine which processes emit the highest amounts of hexavalent chromium. The results indicated that uncontrolled stainless steel welding has emissions of hexavalent chromium that can significantly impact public health.
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