IRIS Toxicological Review of Beryllium and Compounds (2008 External Review Draft)
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Beryllium is a light alkaline earth metal used in metal alloys and in high-performance products in the metallurgical, aerospace, and nuclear industries. According to the Superfund database, beryllium is found in over 300 NPL sites. An IRIS Toxicological Review of Beryllium and Compounds was published in 1988 and reassessed in 1998.
This external review draft version only focuses on the cancer assessment and does not re-evaluate posted reference doses or reference concentrations.
|Nov 1987||EPA completed the original beryllium and compounds assessment and posted this in the IRIS database.|
|Apr 1998||Reassessment of oral reference dose and inhalation reference concentration released with cancer reassessment pending forthcoming studies.|
|May 2008||EPA releases assessment that includes updated draft cancer assessment for an external peer review.|