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The release of metals from chromium, ferrochromium and stainless steel particles in various artificial body fluids were studied in a series of experiments. 

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Metal release from ferrochromium, ferrosilicochromium and stainless steel was studied in a series of publications. The results were compared with release data from pure chromium and iron metals and their oxides, and with the bulk and surface compositions of the alloys. Generally, the release rates were very low, and it was concluded that the the bulk or surface characteristics cannot be used for the prediction of metal release from alloys. Chromium was released as Cr(III) and Cr(VI) could not be detected.