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2012-07-25 23:00:51

According to court documents, on July 5th, 2012, the widow of Ricky Perrio, Diana Perrio, filed a lawsuit in Jefferson County District Court (case no. B192-652) alleging her husband developed chronic lymphocytic leukemia and died as a result of his regular exposure to benzene during work at the Port Arthur facilities of the defendants. Benzene is a petroleum product, originally manufactured from coal tar that is used as a component in multiple industrial and consumer products. Benzene is also...

2012-05-29 07:49:39

Exposure to solvents at work may be associated with reduced thinking skills later in life for those who have less than a high school education, according to a study published in the May 29, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The thinking skills of people with more education were not affected, even if they had the same amount of exposure to solvents. "People with more education may have a greater cognitive reserve that acts like...

2012-05-29 05:17:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In many cases, work can challenge the brain and stimulate thinking. For the less-educated who work with solvents, however, the opposite might prove true over the course of time. After a study involving 4,134 people who worked for the French National Gas and Electric Company, a lifetime exposure of four types of solvents- chlorinated solvents, petroleum solvents, and benzene and non-benzene aromatic solvents — resulted in impaired thinking skills after a...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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