Beryllium(Be) is one of the most toxic metals. Because its production and utilization is now increasing, environmental pollution by Be is a serious environmental problem in Japan. Be is used as a metal, in Be-Cu and the other alloys, and in BeO ceramic products. On a global scale, Be enters the environment mainly from coal combustion. But, on a local scale, Be pollution from mining, smelting, and processing factories will be a more serious problem. Berylliosis and cancer will be the most serious health problems for the general population. People with berylliosis were found living in the neighborhood of Be factories in the USA(1,2). The author will report on environmental pollution by Be caused by discharges from Be factories in Japan.
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