Agent Name

Beryllium sulfate

CAS Number

13510-49-1

Formula

O4-S.Be

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Beryllium sulfate (BeSO4); Beryllium sulphate; Sulfuric acid, beryllium salt (1:1); [ChemIDplus] UN1566

Category

Beryllium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Colorless odorless solid; Soluble in water; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used to make beryllium oxide powder for ceramics; [HSDB] Exposure to BeSO4 may occur during extraction of beryllium from ores; [ACGIH]

Comments

Contact with skin may cause dermatitis and non-healing ulcers; [CAMEO] A severe skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause beryllium sensitization after prolonged contact; Dust or fume inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; Repeated or prolonged exposure may cause chronic beryllium disease; [ICSC] 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

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 10 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Beryllium compounds, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

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