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5 Facts you should know about

Chronic beryllium disease

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Also known as berylliosis, it is an occupational lung disease

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It is associated with aerospace manufacturing, microwave semiconductor electronics, beryllium mining, or the manufacturing of fluorescent light bulbs

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The earliest symptoms are typically cough and shortness of breath

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It typically has a slow onset and progression

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Continued exposure causes the development of granulomas

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