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Document ID (ISN)78213
CIS number 02-77
ISBN(s) 92-4-153032-4
Year 2001
Convention or series no. CICAD No.32
Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC)
Title Beryllium and beryllium compounds
Bibliographic information 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).
Internet access 02-0077.pdf [in English] [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) IPCS; toxicology; beryllium and compounds
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; sensitization; irritants; ILO; UNEP; WHO; beryllium; chemical pneumonitis; berylliosis; ecotoxicology; animal experiments; lethal concentration 50; immunotoxic effects; criteria document; literature survey
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceWHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances