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2015-04-24 08:31:22

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is now offering instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation lawyers if a family has

2015-04-23 23:00:55

In relation to recent news 1st Choice Asbestos Removal comment on Australia's affinity with DIY renovations potentially exposing residents to long term health risks of asbestos exposure.

2015-04-22 23:07:11

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is optimistic about the results of the Phase 1b trial of pembrolizumab for PD-L1-positive advanced solid tumors, which were announced at the most recent

2015-04-22 20:21:30

Barbara Brandes dies of mesothelioma the day before closing arguments SEATTLE, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A King County Superior Court jury this week awarded the estate of Barbara

2015-04-22 16:28:33

Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers, Media Industry Blog Posts NEW YORK, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues

2015-04-22 08:27:05

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is launching a new initiative, specifically focused on former chemical plant workers, that makes certain that this type

2015-04-21 23:07:52

Researchers in the UK say a higher number of patients with mesothelioma and other peritoneal malignancies at their hospital has led to significantly better survival rates over time.

2015-04-21 08:36:53

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Mesothelioma Victims Center is on a mission to make certain a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma in New York, or their family have on the spot

2015-04-20 08:21:58

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is expanding their initiative for diagnosed victims who were exposed to asbestos at an auto or truck manufacturing facility,

2015-04-19 12:22:28

Pembrolizumab Demonstrated 28 Percent Overall Response Rate and 76 Percent Disease Control Rate in Difficult-to-Treat Cancer First Findings from KEYNOTE-028, Merck's Innovative


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2010-11-15 17:15:41

Fiberglass consists of numerous extremely fine fibers of glass. Although experimented with throughout history actual glass fibers were not mass produced until the invention of finer machine tooling. A dress with glass fibers was first worn in 1893 by stage actress Georgia Cayvan. Russell Games Slayter invented, in 1938, what is commonly known as fiberglass today. It is commonly used for insulation. Carbon fiber is also a somewhat similar but more expensive technology used in place of...

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2005-05-26 12:19:41

Amphibole defines an important group of dark-colored rock-forming inosilicate minerals composed of double chain SiO4 tetrahedra linked at the vertices and generally containing ions of iron and/ or magnesium in their structures. In chemical composition and general characteristics they are very similar to the pyroxenes and, like them, fall into three series according to their system of crystallization. The chief difference between amphiboles and pyroxenes is in cleavage: amphiboles form oblique...

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2005-05-26 12:16:31

Asbestos (Greek a-, "not"; sbestos, "extinguishable") is a group of fibrous metamorphic minerals. The name is derived for its historical use in lamp wicks; the resistance of asbestos to fire has long been exploited for a variety of purposes. It was used in fabrics such as Egyptian burial cloths and Charlemagne's tablecloth, which, according to legend, he threw in a fire to clean. When asbestos is used for its resistance to fire or heat, the fibers are typically mixed with cement or woven...

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2005-05-25 10:53:46

Vermiculite is a natural mineral which expands with the application of heat. It is formed by hydration of certain basaltic minerals, and is often found in association with asbestos. Mining operations in Libby, Montana were closed in 1990 in response to asbestos contamination. Expanded vermiculite is used as a soil conditioner, as loose-fill insulating and packing material, as an insulating filler for plaster and concrete compounds, and as a carrier for dry handling and slow release of...

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gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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