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    Francisl
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    I am not sure where to put this topic on chronic beryllium disease. The good news is that some people don’t get sick.

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    Lerner
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    Beryllium dust is very toxic. Beryllium in bulk metal form is harmless. We will not be manufacturing the beryllium electrodes–where careful safety precautions are required to prevent exposure to the dust–we’ll just be using them.

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    Tim1
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    Lerner wrote: Beryllium dust is very toxic. Beryllium in bulk metal form is harmless. We will not be manufacturing the beryllium electrodes–where careful safety precautions are required to prevent exposure to the dust–we’ll just be using them.

    I am under the impression that in a production machine the electrodes have to be replaced every few weeks because of erosion. Could this cause dust, or is the Beryllium vaporized and re-deposited on a cooler surface? Not a show stopper, but complicates operating a production machine.

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