Chromium, as in flats, also essential micro nutrient

Even in soils where chromium is present, it is slow to be picked up by plants

Editor, The News:

Re: ‘I wouldn’t eat food grown in Albion flats’ (Letters, Oct. 24).

Chromium, as found in the Albion flats, while it can be toxic is also an essential micro nutrient.

It is used by the body to manage sugars and other nutrients.

Some diabetics have been found to be deficient in chromium.

Even in soils where chromium is present, it is slow to be picked up by plants.

Some forms or chromium, such as that found in eggs, is very slow to be picked up and used by the body, as well.

Other information about chromium can be found in books explaining vitamins and minerals required for health.

Romah Balabanov

Maple Ridge