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2013-04-06 23:03:06

Mesothelioma deaths continue as U.S. continues to import asbestos from Brazil: 2.3 million pounds in 2012. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 06, 2013 Comparatively speaking, U.S. asbestos imports have dropped from 803,000 metric tons in 1973 to 1,100 today (a mere 2.3 million pounds). In observance of “Global Asbestos Awareness Week” (GAAW) the ADAO is using this powerful platform to flood the world with one message: No matter what the protective measures or ℠controlled´...

2013-03-23 23:03:41

Mesothelioma Law Firm Baron and Budd Honored to Sponsor Annual ADAO Conference. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 23, 2013 On Friday, March 22, the Ninth International Asbestos Disease Awareness Conference (ADAO) opens in Washington, DC, with a powerful lineup of speakers aboard to discuss breaking news on mesothelioma research, exposure laws and the fight to ban asbestos use worldwide. This year´s theme is “The Asbestos Crisis: New Trends in Prevention and Treatment.” Dr. Barry...

2013-03-12 23:01:04

National Mesothelioma Law Firm of Baron and Budd Decries Industry Reports Citing Chrysotile ℠Safe´ When Monitored Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 12, 2013 The sixth United Nations Rotterdam Convention is scheduled in Geneva, Switzerland, April 28-May 10, amid controversy over a vote to decide whether chrysotile (white asbestos) will finally be included on the consummate List of Controlled Hazardous Substances. The multilateral treaty, ratified in 2002 to protect humans and the...

2011-09-15 07:00:00

SurvivingMesothelioma.com reports that the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin has concluded that chrysotile asbestos has caused mesothelioma and a ban of asbestos is needed to stop mesothelioma. (PRWEB) September 15, 2011 SurvivingMesothelioma.com reports that the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin has concluded that chrysotile asbestos has caused mesothelioma and a ban of asbestos is needed to stop mesothelioma....

2011-08-09 08:21:00

SAO PAULO, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eternit S.A. (BM&FBOVESPA: ETER3; OTC: ETNTY), a company with 71 years of activity and the market leader in roof coverings, panels and cement slabs, today announces its results for the 2nd quarter 2011 (2Q11). Although 2Q11 is seasonally the weakest period of the year, Eternit operated at full capacity in its chrysotile mining business, above 90% in fiber cement production and in excess of 80% in concrete tiles. Sales volume of chrysotile...


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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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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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