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2015-05-26 08:32:18

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is offering all diagnosed victims of mesothelioma a free customized treatment options report that is specifically focused on

2015-05-24 23:00:36

A California-based research team says air quality samples taken from a wide range of industries indicate unsafe levels of asbestos, putting workers at higher risk for deadly mesothelioma.

2015-05-22 23:02:42

Today, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) released a statement from the chair of its board of directors in which it discusses imminent improvements to the current standard

2015-05-22 08:27:28

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is incredibly passionate about making certain diagnosed victims of mesothelioma get the best possible compensation, and

2015-05-20 16:22:40

Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers, Media Industry Blog Posts NEW YORK, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues

2015-05-20 08:34:46

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Compensation Center says, "In our humble opinion, most diagnosed victims of mesothelioma get horribly shortchanged out of hundreds of

2015-05-19 23:07:59

Two new studies conducted in Asia suggest that a tumor suppressor called p16 may have a role to play in helping doctors tell the difference between mesothelioma and similar conditions.

2015-05-19 23:01:28

Mesothelioma Law Firm Gives Back to Help Facilitate and Create Discussions Regarding Mesothelioma, Asbestos and the Law Surrounding Them Houston, TX (PRWEB)

2015-05-19 08:27:28

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Delegates of the member states to the Rotterdam Convention failed to reach an unanimous decision on inclusion of chrysotile

2015-05-18 08:33:53

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are launching a national awareness initiative for mesothelioma because we fear many individuals over a certain age aren't

Latest Asbestos Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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...

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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