Risk of beryllium sensitization in a low-exposed former nuclear weapons cohort from the Cold War era.

@article{Mikulski2011RiskOB,
  title={Risk of beryllium sensitization in a low-exposed former nuclear weapons cohort from the Cold War era.},
  author={Marek A Mikulski and Stephanie A Leonard and Wayne T. Sanderson and Patrick G Hartley and Nancy L Sprince and Laurence J. Fuortes},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={194-204}
}
BACKGROUND The nuclear weapons industry has long been known as a source of beryllium exposure. METHODS A total of 1,004 former workers from a nuclear weapons assembly site in the Midwest were screened for sensitization to beryllium (BeS). The screenings were part of the Department of Energy (DOE) Former Worker Program established in 1996. RESULTS Twenty-three (2.3%) workers were found sensitized to beryllium and this prevalence was comparable to other DOE sites. Occasional, direct exposure… CONTINUE READING

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