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ToxFAQs - Beryllium
Fact sheet published by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry answers the most frequently asked health questions about beryllium.
Significance of the Blood Beryllium Lymphocyte Proliferation Test
Abstract: An in vitro measure of the beryllium antigen-specific cell-mediated immune response. This response to beryllium is now understood to play a central role in the immunopathogenesis of chronic beryllium disease (CBD).
Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program
Large collection of information about beryllium, its hazards, occupational health standards, techniques for limiting exposure, and programs for testing nuclear weapons workers who may have been exposed to this metal. From U.S. Department of Energy.
Information from the manufacturer Brush Wellman about beryllium, chronic beryllium disease, and what is being done about it.
Facts About Beryllium Disease
Fact sheet by National Jewish Medical and Research Center.
Beryllium at Hanford
Information about beryllium as it pertains to the DOE Hanford Site, in Washington State. Contains health issues, questions and answers and links.
Beryllium Disease Prevention Program
Resources, program information and FAQs from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Preventing Adverse Health Effects From Exposure to Beryllium on the Job
US OSHA Hazard Information Bulletin on this substance.
Workers Deserve Equal Protection Against Exposure
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial urging exposure standards for all workers who could be exposed to beryllium in their jobs.
Beryllium: A Chronic Problem
Article by Leslie Lang, published in Environmental Health Perspectives in 1994. Discusses uses of this metal in industry, chronic beryllium disease, the possibility of genetic testing for CBD, and the incidence of the disease in the workforce.
Natural History of Beryllium Sensitization and Chronic Beryllium Disease
A medical article about the early detection of beryllium sensitization and chronic beryllium disease. Includes recent studies
Toxicological profile of beryllium, including information on environmental fate and transport, exposure pathways, metabolism, and health effects.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fact sheet on this metal and its hazards, with links to related toxicological information.
Beryllium Handling Procedures
Standard procedures for beryllium operations from the PISCES laboratory area, University of California, San Diego.
The Deadly Alliance
Collection of an award-winning series of articles in the Toledo Blade about the history of occupational exposure to beryllium, focusing on government and industry roles in covering up its hazards.
Beryllium Support Group
Large collection of information maintained by Denver-area support group for people with chronic beryllium disease.
HSE Air Sampling Standards for Beryllium and Compounds
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