The Pennsylvania Superior Court has rejected the medical monitoring claim of Berks County residents who lived near a beryllium processing plant because the litigants failed to show they have a significantly increased risk of chronic beryllium disease.

Plaintiffs Paul Bare, Linda Dondore and Sandra Pohl sought medical monitoring for chronic beryllium disease (CBD) because they said they were exposed to beryllium “in the ambient air” after living near a beryllium processing plant in Berks County, four miles north of Reading, Pa., for several years, the decision said.

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