Problem

Berylliosis

Nature:

Berylliosis, or chronic beryllium disease (CBD), is a chronic allergic-type lung response and chronic lung disease caused by exposure to beryllium and its compounds, a form of beryllium poisoning. It is distinct from acute beryllium poisoning, which became rare following occupational exposure limits established around 1950. Berylliosis is an occupational lung disease.

While there is no cure, symptoms can be treated.

Broader Problems:
Pneumoconiosis
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Subject(s):
Medicine Lungs, throat
Date of last update
07.05.1999 – 00:00 CEST