|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:02:24 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH: "Exposure to beryllium not a factor for US Navy"|
Exposure to beryllium not a factor for US Navy By Keith Wrightson CitizenVox/Public Citizen June 24, 2013With a budget of $155.8 billion, one might think the US Navy could afford to make sure service members won’t needlessly suffer from exposure to toxic substances.
But the United States Navy has exposed workers to beryllium, a highly toxic metal, and then deliberately chosen not to test them for beryllium sensitization.
To determine beryllium sensitization, the price for the Beryllium Lymphocyte Proliferation Test is $266.00 per test ($133,000 to test the 500 service members who are likely to have been exposed).
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.citizenvox.org/2013/06/24/exposure-to-beryllium-not-a- factor-for-the-us-navy/
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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