Beryllium sulfate (BeSO4); Beryllium sulphate; Sulfuric acid, beryllium salt (1:1); [ChemIDplus] UN1566
Beryllium Compounds, Inorganic
Colorless odorless solid; Soluble in water; [HSDB]
Used to make beryllium oxide powder for ceramics; [HSDB] Exposure to BeSO4 may occur during extraction of beryllium from ores; [ACGIH]
Contact with skin may cause dermatitis and non-healing ulcers; [CAMEO] A severe skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause beryllium sensitization after prolonged contact; Dust or fume inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; Repeated or prolonged exposure may cause chronic beryllium disease; [ICSC] See "Beryllium" for one additional linked occupational disease.
Skin Designation (ACGIH)
5E-05 mg/m3, as Be, inhalable fraction
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)
4 mg/m3, as Be
LCLo (rat) = 10 mg/m3
The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Beryllium compounds, n.o.s."
Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent:
Industrial Processes with risk of exposure:
Activities with risk of exposure: