The epidemiological evidence on the carcinogenicity of beryllium in humans.

  title={The epidemiological evidence on the carcinogenicity of beryllium in humans.},
  author={Brian Macmahon},
  journal={Journal of occupational medicine. : official publication of the Industrial Medical Association},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={15-24; discussion 25-6}
  • Brian Macmahon
  • Published 1994 in
    Journal of occupational medicine. : official…
Authoritative reviews of the question of whether occupational exposure to beryllium compounds is associated with increased risk of respiratory cancer were published in 1987 and were critical of the quality of the evidence available up to that time. No clear conclusion could be drawn from it as to the carcinogenicity of beryllium to humans. If studies published since 1987 are to lead to a revision of the regulatory status of beryllium compounds they must clearly be of high quality and scientific… CONTINUE READING
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