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  1. OSHA Standard
    Proposed OSHA Beryllium Standard
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  2. Applications
    Because of its unmatched combination of qualities, beryllium has become an increasingly important material for a wide range of commercial and governmental applications.
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  3. Environmental
    Everyone encounters beryllium. As a naturally occurring element, it's in rocks and soil and as a result, it commonly occurs in air, water and foods. Human activities such as the burning of coal and home heating oil or the processing of earth-based materials into products such as fertilizers can also release beryllium into the air and water. Exposures to beryllium in its natural state are not known to cause adverse health effects.
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  4. Benefits
    Beryllium brings unrivaled advantages to its end-use applications, whether used in its pure metallic form, combined or alloyed in small amounts with other metals or as a beryllia ceramic. The use of beryllium has improved safety and enabled technological breakthroughs previously thought unattainable.
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  5. About Beryllium
    A naturally occurring element, Beryllium is the fourth element on the Periodic Table with the symbol "Be". Beryllium is one-third lighter than aluminum, yet has six times the specific stiffness of steel. While it is still unknown to many, this amazing metal imparts remarkable physical and performance qualities to its end-use products making for a better, more connected and safer world.
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  7. Education
    Several other sites exist as resources for teachers and students as they learn more about beryllium and the many ways in which it is used. The following resources were created to help teachers prepare lessons on metals in general and beryllium in particular. Please select the appropriate grade level below for lesson plans and classroom resources about beryllium.
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  8. Medicine
    Advances in imaging equipment, diagnostics and laser medicine have been enabled by the strength and stability of this versatile metal.
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  9. Communications
    Beryllium is used in the manufacture of telecommunications infrastructure equipment, computers and cellular phones, thereby helping people around the world to keep in touch.
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  10. Transportation
    Beryllium alloys are used in automobile components and airplane equipment to ensure the reliable operation of vital equipment and to enhance fuel efficiency.
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