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Toxic metal poses health threat to dental lab workers

...Safety and Health Administration issued the warning Tuesday after a dental lab technician was diagnosed with chronic beryllium disease, a debilitating and often fatal lung disease. "Inhaling beryllium dust at some concentrations is extremely hazardous...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/04/24/tec_340400.shtml
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SRS plans to open office for compensation claims

...lump-sum payments of $150,000 to current and former workers who suffer from radiation-induced cancers or chronic beryllium disease. Eligible workers also will receive compensation for medical expenses from the date their claims were filed. In...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/17/met_319177.shtml
Metro
Workers lose beryllium suit

...Cleveland company not liable for the workers' chronic beryllium disease, despite documents that their lawyers said proved...very small amount of beryllium can cause chronic beryllium disease in from 1 percent to 5 percent of people. Plaintiffs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/28/tec_315794.shtml
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Sick-worker payment plan faces doubts

...allergy, can develop into chronic beryllium disease, an inflammation of the lungs...radiation-induced cancers and chronic beryllium disease. People diagnosed with beryllium...condition advances into chronic beryllium disease, they will become eligible...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/20/met_314198.shtml
Metro
Beryllium report attacked in court

...director of the nation's only beryllium producer misrepresented in a scientific publication the cause of chronic beryllium disease suffered by 11 neighbors of a company factory, according to evidence presented in a civil trial here. Former Rocky...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/13/tec_312905.shtml
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Study to reveal nuclear hazards

...said. Legislators from several states already plan to introduce a bill to compensate former workers with chronic beryllium disease, he said. The disease, a permanent, sometimes fatal scarring of the lungs, is caused by exposure to tiny bits...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/16/tec_265763.shtml
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Ill energy worker gets first check

...compensation claims under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Act of 2000, including cancer, beryllium disease and maladies related to other toxic substances such as asbestos. Though the Labor Department is processing straightforward...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/17/met_437402.shtml
Metro | Savannah River Site
Workers want DOE to pay medical costs

...633 have been denied, according to the department's Web site. Under the agency's system, cancer and chronic beryllium disease are covered and employees can be paid a $150,000 lump sum, plus future medical expenses. For cancer claims...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/12/met_428326.shtml
Metro | Savannah River Site
SRS resource center opens for sick employees

...expand to 24 a day after that. Claims made Thursday included lung, renal and colon cancer and a case of chronic beryllium disease. Cancer claims will be screened using guidelines developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/27/met_320982.shtml
Metro
Children of nuclear-weapons workers might not get benefits

...I was going to tell my kids, 'This is from your granddad."' Sam Ray of Lucasville, Ohio, said cancer, beryllium disease and silicosis - the diseases for which the government will compensate exposed workers - can be slow killers, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/05/26/tec_315182.shtml
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