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Beryllium disease among workers in a spacecraft- manufacturing plant -- California.
Johnson NR; NIOSH
MMWR 1983 Aug; 32(32):419-420,425
From 1977 to 1981, three cases of beryllium disease (berylliosis) among workers in a large spacecraft-manufacturing plant in California, were reported to the Beryllium Case Registry (BCR) of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). All three patients were machinists who had worked with beryllium metal from the late 1950s to the mid-1970s, fabricating special parts for missile guidance systems.
Beryllium-compounds; Beryllium-disease; Beryllium-poisoning; Diseases; Lung; Lung-function; Lung-disorders; Lung-disease; Respiratory-system-disorders; Respiration; Pulmonary-system; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Pulmonary-function; Pulmonary-disorders; Exposure-levels; Exposure-limits; Hazards
Surveillance Branch, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, NIOSH, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226
Issue of Publication
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Page last reviewed: December 28, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division