Calcium chromate is a chemical produced in yellow powder or crystal form. It is used to inhibit corrosion, depolarize batteries and prime or coat metals. Calcium chromate is an oxidizing agent that is not water soluble.
This chemical poses a hazard to the environment, particularly to painters who may come in contact with it often. If calcium chromate makes contact with skin, dermatitis and ulcers could occur. Inhalation of this agent causes irritation of the nose and throat. Circulatory collapse could result from ingestion of calcium chromate. Asthma and contact dermatitis are occupational diseases associated with exposure to calcium chromate.