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2011-03-09 08:35:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Home renovations done by people lacking adequate training and knowledge could lead to the disturbance lead-based paint, asbestos insulation, and many other toxic materials in older buildings, which will put the health of all-especially children- at risk. Lead exposure can potentially lead to lowered intelligence and worse; asbestos exposure can potentially lead to debilitating long term illness, and certain materials used in renovation can increase other health...

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2011-03-07 08:57:17

Training, caution essential to avoid release of brain-damaging lead, other toxic substances Home energy retrofits tackle climate change and when done right they should make homes healthier, while aiding families struggling with utility bills. Without adequate training and precaution, however, renovators, energy retrofitters and do-it-yourselfers who disturb lead-based paint, asbestos insulation and other toxic materials in older buildings put the health of all -- especially children -- living...

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2011-03-02 11:27:33

Scientists now have a better understanding of why spider silk fibers are so incredibly strong. Recent research, published by Cell Press on February 15th in Biophysical Journal, describes the architecture of silk fibers from the atomic level up and reveals new information about the molecular structure that underlies the amazing mechanical characteristics of this fascinating natural material. Spiders spin silk, which is remarkably strong and stretchy, to use in webs and to suspend themselves....

2011-02-01 13:32:00

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Make Sure it's True Fibermesh" is the message that leads the Propex launch of its new brand initiative for Fibermesh concrete reinforcement fibers. The new branding was unveiled at the World of Concrete that took place January 18-23, in Las Vegas, Nev. As the experts in fibers for concrete reinforcement, Propex revolutionized the concrete industry a quarter century ago with the introduction of Fibermesh. Proven far superior to traditional...

2011-01-18 05:00:00

CRADA Trials Underway in South Carolina to Produce Raw Material for the Apparel Industry's First Sustainable, Commercially Viable Complement to Cotton PORTLAND, OR, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (OTCBB:  NADVF, TSXV: NAT), the developers of the patented CRAiLAR(R) fiber process, announced today that it has joined forces with Hanesbrands Inc. and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) in a cooperative research...

2011-01-17 09:00:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- David Middleton, Co-Founder and CEO of Siam Thai Silk Company, LLC announced today that his company has contracted with Craig Clovis Accessories to represent the Panissara Silk line of designer silk scarves and shawls. Made from 100% Thai silk and hand woven in Thailand, the new Panissara line consists of six collections; five for women: Elegance, Sassy, Metro, Inspirations, Reflections, and the Lui collection for men. Craig Clovis Accessories is a...

2011-01-16 00:23:37

New York mesothelioma attorney Joseph W. Belluck expresses concern for victims exposed to toxic asbestos. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2011 New York asbestos attorney Joseph W. Belluck says financial restitution is appropriate in cases where environmental crimes endanger public health and require the public to pay for cleaning an illegal asbestos dump site. "It's only fitting that a repeat offender convicted of illegally dumping asbestos in a rural New York field pay the taxpayers'...

2011-01-12 00:01:31

Nanofibers: they're invisible to the human eye, but their strength and robustness will be meticulously measured. MemPro looks to new uses for ceramic nanofiber materials. Broomfield, CO (PRWEB) January 11, 2011 MemPro Ceramics Corporation, a nanotech manufacturing company, will measure unique characteristics of ceramic nanofibers for its customers. MemPro, whose development phase was funded by The National Science Foundation, today announced this benefit from the federal government. For...

2010-12-28 00:00:37

AsbestosHelpDesk.org, a Mesothelioma resource site, releases details about the upcoming Annual International Asbestos Convention in Atlanta. Atlanta, GA (Vocus/PRWEB) December 27, 2010 Every year, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization hosts a conference with information, special speakers, honored guests and breaking asbestos related news. The upcoming Seventh Annual Asbestos Convention will be held in Atlanta, Georgia at the Marriot Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center from April 1-3,...

2010-12-04 00:00:04

This month, Charles P. Rogers announces the release of its new 100% organic cotton sheets. The GOTS certified organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment, maintain soil fertility and reduce the use of pesticides and fertilizers. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 2, 2010 This month, Charles P. Rogers announces the release of its new 100% organic cotton sheets. The GOTS certified organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low...


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2005-07-14 11:23:31

The silkworm (Bombyx mori or "raw silk of mulberry") is the larva of a moth that is economically important as the producer of silk. Its diet consists solely of mulberry leaves and it is native to northern China. The silkworm is so called because it spins its cocoon from raw silk. The cocoon is made of a single continuous thread of raw silk from 1000 to 3000 feet (300 to 900 meters) long. Silkworms have a good appetite. They eat mulberry leaves day and night continuously. Thus, they grow...

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