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Case of Berylliosis Confirmed
Subject Terms:
Berylliosis; Beryllium; Lungs
Document Location:
DOE INFORMATION CENTER 1 Way, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; Eva Butler; Phone: 865-241-4780; Toll-Free: 800-382-6938, Option 6; FAX: 865-574-3521; Email:
Document Categories:
Health, Safety and Environment\Worker Health and Safety
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Publication Date:
1985 Sep 30
Declassification Status:
Never classified
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Originating Research Org.:
Department of Energy-Headquarters
OpenNet Entry Date:
1999 Sep 06
This health bulletin discusses the case of a beryllium machinist, employed by a DOE contractor, who was diagnosed as having chronic beryllium disease, a disease caused by an immunological hypersensitivity to beryllium particles when they become deposited in the lungs. Lessons learned, recommendations, and remedial actions to limit worker exposure to beryllium and provide medical follow up for workers showing signs of susceptibility to chronic beryllium disease are given.

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