berylliosis

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berylliosis

(bəˌrɪlɪˈəʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) a lung disease caused by inhaling beryllium
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g/m3), which will continue to protect workers from a serious beryllium-related lung disease known as chronic beryllium disease.
The Schwartz case involves Brenda Schwartz, who suffers from chronic beryllium disease allegedly caused by contact with clothes brought home by her then-boyfriend, Paul Schwartz.
Workers exposed to beryllium can develop chronic beryllium disease, a potentially disabling and fatal respiratory disease.
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.
10) In their efforts to prevent OSHA and EPA from promulgating protective regulations limiting human exposure to beryllium, they took every opportunity to "manufacture uncertainty" about the science documenting the fact that exposure to beryllium caused lung cancer and a debilitating and usually fatal disease called chronic beryllium disease (CBD), or berylliosis.
Hundreds of weapons workers have developed chronic beryllium disease (CBD), a sometimes-fatal lung disease associated with breathing tiny amounts of the metal.
Pace applied for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program, and was tested for beryllium disease, which is lung scarring caused by inhaling the dust of beryllium, a metal used in industrial operations.
Hundreds of workers in various private industries have already died of chronic beryllium disease (CBD), a fast-progressing, debilitating and potentially fatal lung disease in those whose immune systems have become sensitized following exposure to the substance.
The DOE's program for prevention of chronic beryllium disease requires exposure monitoring and sampling, medical monitoring, and other measures to detect and prevent beryllium exposure and health hazards.