BeST Provides Evidenced Based Data on Beryllium to BAuA

Today BeST submitted detailed information to the BAuA for its review relative to the Risk Management Option Analysis (RMOA) for beryllium metal. The full details regarding the submission can be viewed below. The data on the prevalence of chronic beryllium disease, cancer and exposure profiles were solicited from European authorities and customers of BeST members. […]

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Research Study by Fraunhofer Provides Scientific Support for Derivation of a Beryllium OEL

The peer reviewed paper, Beryllium Concentrations at European Workplaces: Comparison of ‘Total’ and Inhalable Particulate Measurements was published by Koch, et al, in the Annals of Occupational Hygiene. The abstract states: “A field study was carried out in order to derive a factor for the conversion of historic data on Be concentrations obtained by sampling according to […]

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BeST Supports Cross-Industry Recommendations for Better Regulation in Chemicals Management

Together with more than 30 EU industry associations, the Beryllium Science & Technology Association has urged the European Commission to use workplace legislation, instead of REACH authorisation or restriction, to control the risks of hazardous substances used exclusively in the workplace. The paper calls for the following actions: –          Call on the European Commission to […]

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Beryllium Beam Pipe Used in Centrepiece of CERN Large Hadron Collider

The CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) facility is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. At the $10 billion LHC, two beams of subatomic particles called “hadrons” travel in opposite directions inside a 17-mile tunnel in the machine, accelerated to nearly the speed of light, gaining energy as they go, until they smash into each other. That […]

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Metal industry calls for early risk assessment for potential Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)

Brussels, 28 November 2012 EUROMETAUX PRESS RELEASE Early Assessment of appropriate options for managing risks associated with potential Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) is a prerequisite to effective & efficient REACH Decisions The Member States and Commission are currently assessing the potential role timing of risk management option (RMO) analysis in preparation of a […]

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Schmelzmetall joins BeST

Schmelzmetall AG joins the Beryllium Science & Technology Association as new member, following a uninamous vote by the BeST Board today. “We are pleased to have a new member already so early after the creation of our organisation” explains BeST Chairman Dr. Andreas Köster. “It underlines the importance of our organization in promoting the use […]

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