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2013-04-13 23:02:53

Fires kill or injure thousands of people every year. Most of these casualties are preventable, and a restoration provider explains how. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) April 13, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of fire and water damage restoration in the United States, is offering tips to homeowners on protecting their home from damage by fire. Fire kills or injures thousands each year, many of which may have been prevented by following a few simple steps. Kitchens should be kept...

2013-04-09 23:05:00

Protect America, Inc., a leading provider of home security systems and monitored smoke detectors, is helping raise awareness to an increase in fire fatalities during 2013. Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 09, 2013 According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), deaths resulting from house fires have been higher in the first months of 2013 than in recent years. Total fire fatalities from January to April rose 13 percent compared to 2012. The government organization is responsible for tracking fire...

2013-03-26 10:46:07

A flame retardant removed from children's pajamas 30 years ago but now used in polyurethane foam is prevalent in office environments, especially in older buildings, where urine testing of workers turned up widespread evidence of its biomarker, a new study led by Boston University School of Public Health researchers has found. The study, published in the journal Environment International, found that the chemical known as TDCPP -- chlorinated tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate, or...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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