Beryllium has unique and advantageous properties which make its use imperative in nuclear physics, nuclear reactor technology, metallurgy, and in industry. But there is danger in its use, for beryllium and its compounds have toxic properties and disease‐producing potentialities which have not been widely recognized.
Robert J. Hasterlik; Beryllium poisoning. Physics Today 1 June 1949; 2 (6): 14–17. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066529
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