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Main Title Health assessment document for beryllium : review draft.
Author Elias, R. ; Lavappa, K. S. ; Piscator, M. ; Reeves, A. L. ; Sakai, C.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA 600/8-84-026a
Stock Number PB85-168433
OCLC Number 12034644
Subjects Beryllium--Toxicology.
Additional Subjects Beryllium--Toxicology ; Environmental surveys ; Public health ; Industrial hygiene ; Epidemiology ; Laboratory animals ; Exposure ; Air pollution ; Toxicology ; Risk ; Metabolism ; Water pollution ; Soils ; Assessments ; Mutagens ; Toxic substances ; Beryllium compounds ; Occupational safety and health ; Cancer
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  EPA 600/8-84-026a Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 05/25/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-8-84-026a Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/10/2011
EJBD  EPA 600/8-84-026A Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/14/2008
EKBD  EPA-600/8-84-026A Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 04/16/2004
ELBD  EPA 600-8-84-026a AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/07/2003
ERAD  EPA 600/8-84-026a Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/26/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-8-84-026A Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 04/19/2017
NTIS  PB85-168433 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : tables ; 28 cm
The properties of beryllium resemble those of aluminum, zinc, and magnesium. The main routes of beryllium intake are inhalation and ingestion. The chemical properties of beryllium are such that transformation of soluble to insoluble forms of inhaled beryllium results in long retention time in the lungs. Absorbed beryllium is deposited mainly in the skeleton, where the biological half-time is fairly long. The lung is the critical organ of both acute and chronic noncarcinogenic effects. However, the lung effects caused by chronic exposure may be combined with systemic effects. Certain beryllium compounds have been shown to be carcinogenic in various experimental animals under differing routes of exposure. Epidemiologic studies present equivocal conclusions on the carcinogenicity of beryllium and beryllium compounds. A lifetime cancer risk for continuous inhalation exposure at 1 micrograms beryllium/cu m has been estimated.
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