Beryllium Disease: Who is at Risk?
Those who worked at or near sites where beryllium was used. Some workers are considered "covered" by the federal compensation program and/or various State workers' compensation programs.
Family Members & Household Contacts
Workers can inaderently carry hazardous materials from from work on their clothers, skin, hair, tools and in their vehicles. As a result, families of these workers have been exposed to hazardous substances and have developed various health effects. NIOSH has issued a report to the US Congress on this issue.
Those who workerd in and about the areas where beryllium was used may also have been exposed and entitled to benefits.