hexavalent chromium

Outside E.C. Electroplating Plant in Garfield, N.J. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Garfield Residents Ready To Hand Over Toenail Clippings To Test For Carcinogens

In one section of Garfield near an empty lot, residents will be asked to help researchers who want toenail clippings to see how much hexavalent chromium residue they’ve been exposed to.

03/25/2013

Outside E.C. Electroplating Plant in Garfield, N.J. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Toenail Clippings Could Determine Effects Of Pollution On Garfield, N.J. Residents

Researchers at NYU are asking for toenail clippings from some resident of Garfield, N.J., to determine whether they have been exposed to dangerous levels of toxic hexavalent chromium from a since-shuttered factory.

03/24/2013

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EPA Adds New Jersey Neighborhood To Nation’s List Of Toxic Waste Sites

Investigators have found cancer-causing hexavalent chromium in 13 basements in one section of Garfield.

09/16/2011