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2011-04-20 00:00:30

Joseph W. Belluck, a New York attorney who represents mesothelioma victims, criticizes Quebec government for moving ahead with a plan to allow more production of chrysotile asbestos. New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) April 18, 2011 New York personal injury attorney Joseph W. Belluck said today that Canadian officials' support of a plan to expand production and exportation of asbestos to improve the region's economy would come at the expense of workers' health in other countries. "It's outrageous...

2011-02-12 00:00:45

Joseph W. Belluck, a New York attorney who represents mesothelioma victims, urges Canadian officials to deny a loan guarantee that would restart an inactive asbestos mine and lead to more production of the known carcinogen. New York, New York (PRWEB) February 11, 2011 New York personal injury attorney Joseph W. Belluck expressed shock this week at a small Canadian town's bid to reinvigorate a dormant asbestos mine. Despite acknowledging "the mineral's dangers and the harm it has done," the...

2009-10-21 10:09:00

"Drop the Rock" Campaign Urges Statewide Action and Builds Awareness about Cancer-Causing Asbestos MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) applauds the Manhattan Beach City Council for passing RESOLUTION NO. 6223 "Urging the state legislature to repeal the designation of serpentine, the host of asbestos, as the official state rock, in support of world eradication of asbestos for public health as urged by the Asbestos...

Latest Chrysotile Reference Libraries

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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Word of the Day
  • 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.