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2014-10-18 23:00:35

Naturally occurring asbestos minerals may be more widespread than previously thought, with newly discovered sources now identified within the Las Vegas metropolitan area. The asbestos-rich areas are in locations not previously considered to be at risk, according to new report that will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) in Vancouver, Canada, on Sunday, 20 October. (PRWEB) October 18, 2014 Asbestos Likely More Widespread Than Previously Thought...

2014-08-26 23:11:14

Japanese doctors say a technique that measures fluorescent light emissions from cells can be used to help distinguish tiny mesothelioma tumors. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Cancer researchers in Hokkaido, Japan have successfully used an autofluorescence imaging system to identify mesothelioma and other pleural cancers during video-assisted thoracic surgery. Click here to read Surviving Mesothelioma’s new article on the findings. Scientists at Asahikawa Medical University used a...

2014-03-13 00:24:29

DUBLIN, Ireland, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/czb52b/asbestoscement) has announced the addition of the "Asbestos-Cement and Cellulose Fibre-Cement Articles: European Union Market Outlook and Forecast till 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/czb52b/asbestoscement ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The report...

2013-08-08 23:24:14

The global burden of asbestos-related diseases is dramatically illustrated in a new study reported by Surviving Mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 A new analysis of data from the World Health Organization, shows that when the problem of mesothelioma and asbestosis, the two most prominent asbestos-related diseases, is analyzed in terms of life years lost, the burden is “substantial”. The study appears in a report on Surviving Mesothelioma. Researchers in Japan and...

2013-03-06 23:03:09

Rhode Island Asbestos Attorneys at d´Oliveira & Associates Investigating Mesothelioma and Other Asbestos Side Effects (PRWEB) March 06, 2013 The Brown University Daily Herald recently reported buildings on the University´s campus are currently being cleared of asbestos after officials and environmental consultants surveyed and found the dangerous substance in nine classrooms*. Asbestos, which was a commonly used insulation substance, is a fibrous mineral which was used...

2011-04-02 00:00:27

Law Firm's Public Service Announcement Will Incorporate Pictures and Videos Submitted by Supporters of the "Ban Asbestos Now!" Advocacy Program Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) April 1, 2011 Sokolove Law, a leading provider of legal services and the nation's most trusted mesothelioma law firm, is proud to announce its support of "National Asbestos Awareness Week" and plans to recognize the event by creating an ongoing series of public service announcements (PSA) warning the public about the dangers of...

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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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