|Document ID (ISN)||78213|
|Convention or series no.
Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC)
||Beryllium and beryllium compounds
||World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2001. iv, 71p. 249 ref. Price: CHF 16.00 (CHF 11.20 in developing countries).
||02-0077.pdf [in English]
http://www.who.int/ipcs/publications/cicad/en/cicad32.pdf [in English]
||Conclusions of this criteria document: There is insufficient data concerning oral toxicity; the lung is the primary target of inhalation exposure to beryllium, giving rise to acute or chronic pulmonary diseases (berylliosis, chemical pneumonitis) that cause sensitization. Exposure to soluble beryllium compounds causes skin and eye irritation and can give rise to cell-mediated hypersensitivity responses.
||IPCS; toxicology; beryllium and compounds
||toxic effects; sensitization; irritants; ILO; UNEP; WHO; beryllium; chemical pneumonitis; berylliosis; ecotoxicology; animal experiments; lethal concentration 50; immunotoxic effects; criteria document; literature survey
||B - Chemical safety information sheets
|Country / State or Province||WHO|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)