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2015-03-27 08:26:42

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is calling attention to a recent news article about the incidence of mesothelioma among carpenters in the UK and comments,

2015-03-26 23:15:59

A new study suggests that certain peritoneal mesothelioma patients who undergo heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) after surgery may have better outcomes with a closed abdomen technique

2015-03-26 08:34:22

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is expanding their Victims Outreach initiative for diagnosed individuals with this rare form of cancer who were exposed

2015-03-25 08:31:52

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is beginning a new campaign focused on making certain that diagnosed victims of this rare form of cancer, who were

2015-03-24 08:34:17

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is now urging recently diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or their family, to call them at 866-714-6466 or visit

2015-03-21 23:00:37

A newly-published Italian case of a woman whose breast lump turned out to be mesothelioma shows why sophisticated diagnostic tools can be invaluable. Raleigh,

2015-03-20 08:27:51

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging diagnosed victims of this rare cancer and/or their family members to call 866-714-6466 or visit

2015-03-19 23:05:48

UK scientists say some markers are better than others for predicting mesothelioma prognosis and monitoring treatment response. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 19,

2015-03-19 12:29:32

LONDON, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Members of Health and Safety Community Gather in London to kick-off Second UK Health

2015-03-19 08:28:07

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is urging individuals who have been told by a medical doctor they might have mesothelioma to call them immediately


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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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cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.