berylliosis

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berylliosis

[bə‚ril·ē′ō·səs]
(medicine)
Chronic lung inflammation due to inhalation of beryllium oxide dust.
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com, to serve as a resource about beryllium, chronic beryllium disease, and the steps Brush Wellman has taken and continues to take to eliminate the disease.
Simply reducing current exposure limits may not reduce the number of workers stricken with chronic beryllium disease (CBD), which results in death in about 30% of sufferers.
NYSE:BW), the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, the Department of Energy, the University of Pennsylvania, the National Jewish Center, and Lovelace Institute may help lead to the elimination of chronic beryllium disease, or CBD, a potentially debilitating and sometimes fatal condition associated with exposure to beryllium.
The strongest is the fact that the patient was positive for beryllium disease (CBD).
Those who contracted Chronic Beryllium Disease deserve to receive the same occupational illness benefits available to regular federal employees, not to be punished with health care bills they can't pay.
The goal of this proposed research initiative is to encourage and support studies that will advance our understanding of the mechanisms of chronic beryllium disease (CBD).
Workers exposed to beryllium can develop chronic beryllium disease, a potentially disabling and fatal respiratory disease.
The main negative is that inhalation of beryllium particulates may cause a potential health risk for a lung disease, Chronic Beryllium Disease, but reasonable industrial control practices can easily protect workers.
The program "covers current and former workers who have been diagnosed with cancer, beryllium disease or silicosis, and whose illness was caused by exposure to radiation, beryllium or silica while working directly for the DOE, that department's contractor or subcontractors, a designated Atomic Weapons Employer, or a beryllium vendor,'' stated the Department of Labor's press release on the issue.
Furthermore, those who become sensitized to beryllium may develop chronic beryllium disease, an inflammatory reaction in the respiratory tract that results in shortness of breath, chest and joint pain, dry coughs, and fatigue.
Adverse health outcomes associated with occupational exposure are classified as acute beryllium disease (ABD), which has been assumed to be a dose-dependent irritative response to high-level beryllium exposures, or chronic beryllium disease (CBD), an immune-mediated granulomatous disease that can occur in response to relatively low levels of exposure.
The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act provides benefits to employees and qualified survivors of the Department of Energy and its contractors who developed radiation-related cancer, chronic beryllium disease, or chronic silicosis a state-approved formula.