Agent Name

Beryllium boride

CAS Number

12536-51-5

Formula

B-Be2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Diberyllium boride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Beryllium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Brown to black powder. Odorless.

Comments

See "Beryllium" for one additional linked occupational disease.

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

5.0E-5 mg/m3, as Be, inhalable fraction

PEL (OSHA)

0.002 mg/m3, as Be, Ceiling(OSHA) = 0.005 mg/m3, as Be (0.025 mg/m3,as Be,for 30 min.peak per 8-hr shift)

IDLH (NIOSH)

4 mg/m3, as Be

Explanatory Notes

IARC and ACGIH carcinogen classifications are for beryllium and compounds;

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Known Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Confirmed Human

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Diseases

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