EPA Science Inventory

IRIS TOXICOLOGICAL REVIEW AND SUMMARY DOCUMENTS FOR BERYLLIUM AND COMPOUNDS

Citation:

IRIS TOXICOLOGICAL REVIEW AND SUMMARY DOCUMENTS FOR BERYLLIUM AND COMPOUNDS. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.

Description:

EPA's assessment of the noncancer health effects and carcinogenic potential of Beryllium was added to the IRIS database in 1998. The IRIS program is updating the IRIS assessment for Beryllium. This update will incorporate health effects information published since the last assessment was prepared as well as new risk assessment methods. The IRIS assessment for Beryllium will consist of an updated Toxicological Review and IRIS Summary. The Toxicological Review is a critical review of the physicochemical and toxicokinetic properties of the chemical and its toxicity in humans and experimental systems. The assessment will present reference values for noncancer effects of Beryllium (RfD and RfC) and a cancer assessment. The Toxicological Review and IRIS Summary will be subject to internal peer consultation, Agency and Interagency review, and external scientific peer review. The final products will constitute the Agency's opinion on the toxicity of Beryllium.

Purpose/Objective:

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

URLs/Downloads:

PEER REVIEW PLAN FOR FIRST EXTERNAL PEER REVIEW   (PDF,2 pp, 32 KB,  about PDF)

Link to Peer Review Report for Beryllium   (PDF,NA pp, 4 KB,  about PDF)

Link to Peer Review Charge for Beryllium   (PDF,NA pp, 4 KB,  about PDF)

PEER REVIEW PLAN FOR SECOND EXTERNAL PEER REVIEW   (PDF,NA pp, 31 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (IRIS ASSESSMENT)
Projected Completion Date: 03/06/2012
Record Last Revised: 12/28/2011
Record Created: 10/09/2003
Record Released: 10/09/2003
OMB Category: Influential
Record ID: 66173

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

IMMEDIATE OFFICE

INTEGRATED RISK INFORMATION STAFF