Beryllium poisoning

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Beryllium poisoning is poisoning by the toxic effects of beryllium, or more usually its compounds. It takes two forms:

  • Acute beryllium poisoning, usually as a result of exposure to soluble beryllium salts
  • Chronic beryllium disease (CBD) or berylliosis, usually as a result of long-term exposure to beryllium oxide usually caused by inhalation.