Beryllium

General Resources

Date Added Resource Source
Aug 2006

About Chronic Beryllium Disease

http://www.nationaljewish.org/disease-info/diseases/occ-med/beryllium/about/beryllium/index.aspx

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.

(National Jewish Medical & Research Center)
Aug 2006

NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Beryllium

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/beryllium/

This topic page summarizes information about beryllium hazards and provides links to NIOSH research and resources on beryllium.

(NIOSH)
Apr 2004

NIOSH Worker Notification Program: Beryllium Processors (Beryllium)

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/pgms/worknotify/Beryllium.html
(NIOSH)
Dec 2002

Toxic Beryllium: New Solutions for a Chronic Problem

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1240649/

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...

(NIEHS)
Nov 2002

OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Beryllium

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/beryllium/index.html

This OSHA topic page for beryllium addresses applicable OSHA standards, potential health effects, evaluating exposure and solutions to hazards.

(OSHA)