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Document ID (ISN)101993
CIS number 03-831
ISSN - Serial title 0373-1944 - Travail et sÚcuritÚ
Year 2003
Convention or series no. INRS ED 5020
Author(s) Savary B., Vincent R., Peltier A., Dornier G.
Title Beryllium
Original title Le bÚryllium [in French]
Bibliographic information Apr. 2003, No.628, Insert. 4p. Illus. 5 ref.
Internet access http://www.inrs.fr/INRS-PUB/inrs01.nsf/IntranetObject-accesParReference/ED+5020/$File/ed5020.pdf [in French]
Abstract Beryllium is used in many industrial applications; it is toxic, even at low concentrations. This safety information sheet summarizes the current state of knowledge with respect to prevention measures to be adopted when working in the presence of beryllium, as well as current legislation. Contents: uses (alloys, recovery of precious metals, aerospace, nuclear reactors, weaponry, scientific instruments); health hazards (berylliosis, skin and renal symptoms); exposure evaluation; biological monitoring; hazard management.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; France; risk factors; hazard evaluation; beryllium
Descriptors (secondary) reactors; precious metals; renal diseases; beryllium alloys; skin diseases; toxic substances; data sheet; exposure evaluation; aircraft industry; instrumentation; legislation; exposure tests; berylliosis
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Risk evaluation