Chromium(IV), that is hexavalent chromium, is converted into Chromium(III), aka chromium oxide, as it works its way through your body. Most of this chromium is expelled in urine within a week, but some may remain in your cells for several years or longer. If you think that you have been exposed to unsafe amounts of hexavalent chromium, you should see a doctor, as its effects on your body can be fatal.
Small typo, hexavalent chromium is chromium (VI) rather than (IV). Chromium III is not chromium oxide; it is simply the trivalent state of elemental chromium. It can combine to form chromium oxide, but it is not identical with it.
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