What is beryllium?
Beryllium is found naturally and the most toxic.
Beryllium is found in rocks, charcoal, land and igneous dust. There are two types of soluble beryllium in the water. It is primarily used as a hardening agent in alloys.
Commercial use of beryllium metal presents technical challenges due to the toxicity (especially by inhalation) of beryllium-containing dusts. The toxicity of beryllium and its salts varies greatly from person to person, and has elements of its pathology that suggest an alleric-type component to the body's reaction to it.
In addition, beryllium is used in cars, computers, equipment of sport such as sticks of golf and bicycle chassis and dental industry.
What happens when beryllium enters our environment?
Beryllium dust enters the air from burning coal and oil. This beryllium dust will eventually settle over the land and water. It enters water from erosion of rocks and soil, and from industrial waste. Some beryllium compounds will dissolve in water, but most stick to particles and settle to the bottom Most beryllium in soil does not dissolve in water and remains bound to soil.
How will be exposed to the beryllium?
It's possible to be exposed to cheat normal of beryllium by means of an aspiration of air, eating of food or a drink of water that contain beryllium.
From them the dangers in the exposure to the beryllium?
People working or living near beryllium industries have the greatest potential for exposure to beryllium, which can lead to Chronic Beryllium Disease, (CBD) or other beryllium related illnesses. Lung damage has been observed in people exposed to high levels of beryllium in the air
Beryllium dusts can be extremely damaging to the lungs, and the chronic inflammation produced by beryllium lesions can even trigger eventual development of cancer.
Food that can contain beryllium
- Fruits and vegetables such as pea, bean and apples.