Estimating historical exposures of workers in a beryllium manufacturing plant.

  title={Estimating historical exposures of workers in a beryllium manufacturing plant.},
  author={Wayne T. Sanderson and Martin R Petersen and Elizabeth M. Ward},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={39 2},
BACKGROUND Beryllium is known to be toxic to the lungs, causing beryllium lung disease and associated with increased lung cancer risk. Airborne beryllium exposures have been monitored since the 1940s. This study describes methods used to measure airborne beryllium concentrations and how historical measurements from a beryllium manufacturing plant were used to estimate workers' exposures in a lung cancer case-control study. METHODS Airborne beryllium concentrations had been measured using all… CONTINUE READING

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