Food Sources for Beryllium:
Rice, lettuce, kidney beans, peas, potatoes
Household Products with Beryllium:
Ceiling tiles, fertilizers, detergents, charcoal, kitty litter, concrete block, concrete floors, metals, roofing materials
Industrial Products with Beryllium:
Cement, oil & oil dry, metals, sandpaper, abrasive blasting agents (used to replace sand), grinding wheels, welding rods
Other Sources of Beryllium:
Nuclear weapons, aerospace industry, fluorescent tube lights made before 1949, manufacturing of electronic devices, dental appliances, golf clubs, non-sparking tools, wheel chairs. Found as a component of coal, oil, certain rock minerals, volcanic dust, and soil. Can come from nearby factories and mines or by uncontrolled burning of fossil fuels.