Beryllium

Beryllium is an inorganic compound that is created from the discharge of metal refineries and coal­burning factories, as well as from the discharge of electrical, aerospace and some defense industries. Tobacco smoke is another source for beryllium to enter the body. Although it is not found in large amounts in drinking water, exposure to beryllium has been linked to intestinal lesions, lung diseases, damage to bones, and cancer.

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