Beryllium and beryllium compounds
Bruce, Robert M, Odin, Mark, World Health Organization & International Programme on Chemical Safety. (2001). Beryllium and beryllium compounds. World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/42369
Concise international chemical assessment document ; 32
DescriptionNations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation and the World Health Organization, and produced within the framework of the Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals
First draft by Robert M. Bruce and Mark Odin
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Beryllium / published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation, and the World Health Organization International Programme on Chemical Safety; World Health Organization (1990)Evaluates risks to human health and the environment posed by the use of beryllium, a brittle metal having major applications in the electronics and micro-electronics industries, in nuclear energy, and in the production of military devices, including satellites, missiles, atomic bombs, and other weapons. Beryllium has also proved its superiority as a structural material for aircraft and spacecraft. An evaluation of sources of exposure cites the combustion of fossil fuels as the most important source of atmospheric beryllium, with coal singled out ...