This web site was formally launched on March 12, 1996 by Michael Jackson a member of the Beryllium Support Group which meets monthly at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, Colorado. The intent is to provide a platform where any other Beryllium Support Group regardless of affiliation or location can freely participate in the presentation of or transfer of information relating to this incurable disease.
Some of the goals of this site is to provide a means:
To provide a forum where anyone around the country or the world can obtain information or provide information they have experienced as a result of this disease.
To provide current and historical information on studies and papers relating to this disease.
To provide current and historical information relating to the health risks of using beryllium.
To provide current and historical information relating to regulations governing the use and control of beryllium.
To provide current and historical information of the nature of this disease and its effects on the human body.
To provide contacts for medical diagnostic procedures and treatment.
To provide contacts for legal assistance in processing Workman's Compensation Claims.
To provide sources for congressional contacts for the purpose of proposed legislation concerning workplace controls, medical testing and treatment, insurance benefits, and Workman's Compensation issues.