Agent Name

Beryllium sodium fluoride

CAS Number

13871-27-7

Formula

Be-F4.2Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Disodium tetrafluoroberyllate; [ChemIDplus] Sodium tetrafluoroberyllate; [Merck Index]

Category

Beryllium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Solid; Soluble in water; [Merck Index]

Comments

See "Beryllium" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Fluorides in urine = 2 mg/L prior to shift or 3 mg/L at end of shift; (Repeated measurements recommended.)

Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

5.0E-5 mg/m3, as Be, Inhalable particulate matter (2.5 mg/m3, as F)

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) [2.5 mg/m3, as F]

MAK

, inhalable fraction, as F

IDLH (NIOSH)

4 mg/m3, as Be

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Fibrogenic

Yes

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