Learn more about beryllium disease including what causes it; how it happens; its symptoms; and how the beryllium lymphocyte proliferation test (BeLPT) is used to help diagnose it.
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This topic page summarizes information about beryllium hazards and provides links to NIOSH research and resources on beryllium.
Beryllium manufacturing during World War II and the Cold War that followed it resulted in the exposure of thousands of workers to beryllium dust, resulting in untold numbers of respiratory ailments, cancers, and deaths. Once confined largely to defense applications, beryllium is now used in the manufacture of countless industrial and consumer products, from satellites to toasters...
This OSHA topic page for beryllium addresses applicable OSHA standards, potential health effects, evaluating exposure and solutions to hazards.