Agent Name

Beryllium carbonate

CAS Number

66104-24-3

Formula

C2-H2-Be3-O8

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Beryllium carbonate, basic; Berylliumoxide carbonate; Bis(carbonato(2-))dihydroxytriberyllium; Beryllium, bis(carbonato(2-))dihydroxytri-; Basic beryllium carbonate; Beryllium carbonate basic; Carbonic acid, beryllium salt, mixture with beryllium hydroxide; Carbonic acid, beryllium salt, basic; [ChemIDplus] UN1566

Category

Beryllium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

White solid; [ICSC] White damp cake; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Exposure to beryllium carbonate may occur during extraction of beryllium from ores; [ACGIH]

Comments

Inhalation causes respiratory tract irritation and may cause chemical pneumonitis; May cause beryllium sensitization after prolonged contact; May cause chronic beryllium disease after repeated or prolonged exposure; ICSC] An irritant; "The beryllium in this product is not known to cause acute health effects." Chronic inhalation may cause chronic beryllium disease; May cause skin sensitization; [MSDSonline] 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

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

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Fibrogenic

Yes

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