Beryllium as Antigen
Beryllium exposure can have adverse health effects, starting from the contact allergy to Be and ending with the chronic beryllium disease (CBD) that leads to physiologic impairment and need for immunosuppressive medications, or even with the lung cancer.
Some Physicochemical Properties and Commercial Use
The chemical element beryllium is the fourth element in the chemical periodic table with the symbol of Be, atomic number of 4, and atomic weight of the 9.0122. Beryllium is a typical steel-gray metal, which in its free form exists as a strong, brittle, and lightweight alkaline earth metal. Beryllium is a relatively rare element in both the universe and in the crust of the Earth (it has a concentration of 2–6 parts per million (ppm) in the Earth’s crust), being naturally found only in...
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