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2015-01-26 23:05:25

Mesothelioma education site Surviving Mesothelioma says the cases of two Danish men who contracted mesothelioma after doing home repairs illustrate the dangers of asbestos exposure at home.

2015-01-26 08:28:52

This week, The Mesothelioma Victims Center shares the current list of EPA bans on the use of asbestos to show how far safety regulations have come, and juxtapose that against the nearly nonexistent

2015-01-24 23:01:53

New research suggests that an advanced targeted radiotherapy technique called volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) may beat other types of conformal radiotherapy for certain patients with malignant

2015-01-22 23:06:57

Biomedical engineers in Pittsburgh have developed what they say is a new way of diagnosing deadly pleural mesothelioma without a painful, invasive biopsy. Raleigh,

2015-01-21 08:28:59

The Mesothelioma Victims Center urges diagnosed victims to inquire about compensation WASHINGTON, Jan.

2015-01-20 23:03:22

A newly-released study of the lymphoma drug brentuximab vedotin suggests it may be a treatment alternative for certain mesothelioma patients. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB)


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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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Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.