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2015-01-26 23:05:25

Mesothelioma education site Surviving Mesothelioma says the cases of two Danish men who contracted mesothelioma after doing home repairs illustrate the dangers of asbestos exposure at home.

2015-01-26 08:28:52

This week, The Mesothelioma Victims Center shares the current list of EPA bans on the use of asbestos to show how far safety regulations have come, and juxtapose that against the nearly nonexistent

2015-01-24 23:01:53

New research suggests that an advanced targeted radiotherapy technique called volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) may beat other types of conformal radiotherapy for certain patients with malignant

2015-01-22 23:06:57

Biomedical engineers in Pittsburgh have developed what they say is a new way of diagnosing deadly pleural mesothelioma without a painful, invasive biopsy. Raleigh,

2015-01-21 08:28:59

The Mesothelioma Victims Center urges diagnosed victims to inquire about compensation WASHINGTON, Jan.

2015-01-20 23:03:22

A newly-released study of the lymphoma drug brentuximab vedotin suggests it may be a treatment alternative for certain mesothelioma patients. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB)

2015-01-20 08:34:01

Victims and their families are urged to act quickly to get a will in place in order to avoid a potential disaster. WASHINGTON, Jan.

2015-01-19 08:20:43

"This week the Mesothelioma Victims Center is releasing a new list of US shipyards because it believes US Navy Veterans and shipyard workers had some of the most extreme exposures to asbestos in the


Latest Asbestos Reference Libraries

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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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Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.