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2014-09-29 23:12:21

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is calling attention to school teachers and school maintenance workers who may have been unknowingly exposed to asbestos while working in a public school or university anywhere in the United States between the 1950s and the 1980s, because there can be great compensation settlements for these types of individuals. As the center would like to explain, with one call to 866-714-6466 there is detailed information on a recent news article in the UK that...

2014-09-29 23:12:17

The Louisiana Mesothelioma Victims Center is offering a new, and innovative approach focused on diagnosed victims of mesothelioma in Louisiana, because based on nearly a decade of experience they already know the typical victim they will be talking to was exposed to asbestos at a oil refinery, a chemical plant, a power plant, or a shipyard - so they have lined up the nation's most skilled mesothelioma lawyers who are extremely skilled at getting the best possible compensation for these...

2014-09-29 23:09:26

New research finds that hospitals make money when some mesothelioma patients have post-surgical complications. Fortunately, changes are coming. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 A team of surgical oncology researchers say hospitals make money when privately-insured mesothelioma patients experience complications after CRS/HIPEC treatment, but bundled payment systems could change that. Click here to read the full story on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Doctors at Emory...

2014-09-29 23:03:24

In May, the website for mesothelioma patients and their families reported on the first mesothelioma patient accepted into a U.K. clinical trial of the drug, which was recently approved by the FDA for use in treating advanced melanoma patients. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 MesotheliomaHelp.org is calling attention today to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s accelerated approval of Keytruda (pembrolizumab; MK-3475) for the treatment of patients with advanced or surgically...

2014-09-26 23:07:28

The Arkansas Mesothelioma Victims Center is extremely focused on making certain all diagnosed victims in Arkansas, or their family members have instant access to two, or three of the nation's best mesothelioma compensation lawyers, to ensure the victim really does get the best possible compensation. For more information about this new campaign diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or their family members are urged to contact the Arkansas Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at...

2014-09-26 23:05:26

Cancer researchers in Ohio and Germany have demonstrated that mesothelioma cells can be destroyed in the lab with a combination of components, one of which comes from a popular spice. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 New research appears to support the cancer-fighting power of curcumin, a polyphenol that is the primary component in the Asian spice, turmeric. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted the full story on its website. Click here to read it now. Doctors at the Case...

2014-09-26 08:25:57

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is challenging diagnosed victims or their family members to call them at 866-714-6466 before hiring an attorney to advance a mesothelioma compensation claim, because as the Center would like to explain, the lawyers they suggest typically get the best compensation results for their clients nationwide. http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.Com Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140925/148396 Photo...

2014-09-25 23:11:23

The Indiana Mesothelioma Victims Center is now urging diagnosed victims in the Hoosier State, or their family members to call them at 866-714-6466 for instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation lawyers, who typically can be in the victim's home within 48 hour hours for a vital face to face conversation about how the victim was exposed to asbestos, because this is the first time a service like this has been available in Indiana, and it is a very big deal....

2014-09-25 23:07:58

On September 26th, the Meso Foundation will participate in a media education program by giving interviews to multiple television and radio stations across the United States to raise awareness of mesothelioma, a cancer best-known for its association with exposure to asbestos. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) – a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma and easing the suffering caused by the cancer...

2014-09-25 23:00:59

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) announced that on September 26th, on Mesothelioma Awareness Day, its volunteers will be raising awareness of mesothelioma by attending the Today show on Rockefeller Plaza in New York. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation), the national charity dedicated to ending mesothelioma, has announced that for the fifth consecutive year, on Mesothelioma Awareness Day, its...


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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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'