Potential exposures and risks from beryllium-containing products.

  title={Potential exposures and risks from beryllium-containing products.},
  author={Henry H. Willis and H. Keith Florig},
  journal={Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis},
  volume={22 5},
Beryllium is the strongest of the lightweight metals. Used primarily in military applications prior to the end of the Cold War, beryllium is finding new applications in many commercial products, including computers, telecommunication equipment, and consumer and automotive electronics. The use of beryllium in nondefense consumer applications is of concern because beryllium is toxic. Inhalation of beryllium dust or vapor causes a chronic lung disease in some individuals at concentrations as low… CONTINUE READING

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