|Chemical Names:||Beryllium; 7440-41-7; Glucinium; Beryllium dust; Beryllium metal; Beryllium powder|
|Molecular Weight:||9.012 g/mol|
|Substance Registry:||FDA UNII|
|Safety Summary:||Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary (LCSS)|
Beryllium is an element with the atomic symbol Be, atomic number 4, and atomic weight 9.01218. Short exposure to this element can lead to a type of poisoning known as BERYLLIOSIS.
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Beryllium is a hard, grayish metal naturally found in mineral rocks, coal, soil, and volcanic dust. Beryllium compounds are commercially mined, and the Beryllium is purified for use in nuclear weapons and reactors, aircraft and space vehicle structures, instruments, x-ray machines, and mirrors. Beryllium ores are used to make specialty ceramics for electrical and high-technology applications. Beryllium alloys are used in automobiles, computers, sports equipment (golf clubs and bicycle frames), and dental bridges.
Source: CDC-ATSDR Toxic Substances Portal
Record Name: Beryllium