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2014-08-04 23:05:52

Senators From 28 States Send Staff Members to Learn More About the Dangers of Asbestos and the Need for a Ban LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) held a briefing on July 17 with staff members representing senators from 28 states to educate them on the dangers of asbestos and the need for reform, the national mesothelioma law firm of Baron and Budd reports. More than 60 people attended, according to the ADAO, and 31 senators were...

2014-02-28 23:21:54

All-encompassing analysis and forecast of the perlite and vermiculite market at various geographical scales can be found in the new topical research study “Perlite and Vermiculite: 2014 Market Review and Forecast” elaborated by Merchant Research & Consulting and recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. London, UK (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 In 2012, the global perlite production registered a 3.4% YoY increase and amounted to 2.66 million tonnes. China accounted for just over 27%...

2013-04-28 23:02:04

Earth Day 2013 in Libby, Montana: Greening 12 Years After Dallas (PRWEB) April 28, 2013 Riverfront Park near Libby, after nearly $500 million spent over the last 12 years, is the first important completed piece of a federal cleanup initiated in 1999 after EPA investigators discovered an asbestos cataclysm in the small mining town of 3,000. Riverfront Park sits on a mountaintop over the site where vermiculite was mined for a century near the Canadian border, upwind five miles of Libby....

2012-04-12 11:33:29

A study reports on families in Libby, Montana dealing with asbestos-related diseases Environmental disasters impact individuals and communities; they also affect how family members communicate with each other, sometimes in surprising ways, according to a paper published by a faculty member at the University at Buffalo in the Journal of Family Issues. The study is the first systematic analysis of how families communicate when faced with serious health issues brought on by "slow moving...

2012-03-25 23:01:37

Sen. Baucus´ advocacy for asbestos victims merits special praise, says attorney Joseph W. Belluck of the New York personal injury firm of Belluck & Fox, LLP. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 24, 2012 New York mesothelioma lawyer Joseph W. Belluck applauded the U.S. Senate — especially Sen. Max Baucus — for passing a resolution that designates the first week of April as “National Asbestos Awareness Week.” “The serious harm caused by exposure to asbestos is a...

2011-12-29 08:00:00

The New York mesothelioma attorneys at the law firm of Belluck & Fox applaud U.S. Senator Max Baucus´ resolution to designate the first week in April Asbestos Awareness Week New York, NY (PRWEB) December 29, 2011 A resolution by U.S. Senator Max Baucus to designate the first week of April as Asbestos Awareness Week is a much-needed step in the process to build awareness about mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, says New York Mesothelioma lawyer Joseph W. Belluck. This...

2011-12-05 05:00:00

Attorney Joseph W. Belluck of New Yorkâs Belluck & Fox, LLP, warns of danger in many homes posed by asbestos-containing vermiculite insulation. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 05, 2011 As New Yorkers go into their attics to retrieve holiday decorations, they should be mindful of possible exposure to insulation containing asbestos â“ a known carcinogen â“ warns New York City mesothelioma lawyer Joseph W. Belluck. Belluck, a nationally...

2011-05-24 00:00:31

Environmental Services Group - http://www.environmentalservicesgroup.ca - introduces new company standard for detecting asbestos in Vermiculite and soil providing more accurate results than traditional testing Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) May 23, 2011 Environmental Services Group (ESG) provides the highest quality in asbestos detection for Toronto and the GTA. ESG recently made a company-wide decision, implementing a standard procedure for detecting asbestos fibre concentrations in Vermiculite...

2009-11-03 12:38:30

To coordinate critical asbestos research in Libby, Mont. Over nearly a century, thousands of residents and workers in Libby, MT, have been exposed to asbestos-contaminated vermiculite ore, leading to markedly higher rates of lung disease and autoimmune disorders, and causing to Libby in 2002 to be added to the federal Environmental Protection Agency's "National Priorities List." Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, leading a team of investigators from four institutions, are now...


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2005-05-25 10:53:46

Vermiculite is a natural mineral which expands with the application of heat. It is formed by hydration of certain basaltic minerals, and is often found in association with asbestos. Mining operations in Libby, Montana were closed in 1990 in response to asbestos contamination. Expanded vermiculite is used as a soil conditioner, as loose-fill insulating and packing material, as an insulating filler for plaster and concrete compounds, and as a carrier for dry handling and slow release of...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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