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HEALTH CONSULTATION

CABOT-WROUGHT PRODUCTS, DIVISION OF CABOT COPRORATION
(a.k.a. NGK METALS/CABOT BERYLCO, INCORPORATED)
MUHLENBERG, BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA


CONCLUSIONS

1. The off-site ambient air beryllium concentrations indicated in this data (0.11 ug/m3 from theNGK in-house analytical method or 0.08 ug/m3 from the NGK contractor analytical method)present no public health hazard to a non-hypersensitive population.


RECOMMENDATIONS

1. Continue off-site ambient air monitoring for beryllium in accordance with establishedregulations.

2. Persons who suspect they or their children have been exposed to levels of beryllium that areclinically significant are advised to see a board certified environmental/occupational physician oran Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinic (AOEC) to determine if testing for beryllium sensitivity is appropriate.


PREPARERS OF REPORT

Jenny Dorley, RN, MPH
Environmental Health Scientist
Exposure Investigation and Consultation Branch
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation

Frank Schnell, PhD, DABT
Toxicologist
Exposure Investigation and Consultation Branch
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation


REFERENCES

1. US Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, Ecological Assessment and PlanningBranch. "Methods for Ambient Air Monitoring at the NGK Metals Corporation". June 23, 1997.

2. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Petitioned Public Health Assessment forCabot-Wrought Metals. ATSDR: Atlanta, June 1997.

CC:PERISB
Roberta Erlwein, TPO
Charles Walters, ATSDR Region III Senior Representative


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