Accession Number:

ADA393767

Title:

Safety Engineering in Working with Beryllium

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

JOINT INTELLIGENCE OBJECTIVES AGENCY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-12-24

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The safety measures used when handling beryllium and its compounds, especially the soluble ones fluorides, oxyfluorides, chlorides, sulfides, acetates, etc., are determined by their toxicity. Although the soluble compounds of beryllium are more toxic to man, one must not underestimate the danger presented by beryllium and its insoluble compounds after penetrating into the respiratory organs in the form of finely dispersed aerosols. The maximum permissible concentration of beryllium and its compounds has been set in the USSR at 0.001 mgm3.

Subject Categories:

  • Toxicology
  • Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE