Latest Vermiculite Stories

2009-07-19 23:01:00

DETROIT, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's National Center for Vermiculite and Asbestos-Related Cancers (NCVAC) have discovered a probable reason for the unrelenting chest pain experienced in certain patients with asbestos-related diseases and cancers. The findings, featured in the July 20, 2009 edition of the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, were published in an academic peer-reviewed manuscript by...

2009-03-28 12:00:00

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., March 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael Harbut, M.D., MPH, co-director of the National Center for Vermiculite and Asbestos-Related Cancers (NCVAC) at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, MI, and chief of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine Wayne State University, announced the use of a new technology to aid in the diagnosis of asbestos-related lung disease. The announcement was made at the Asbestos Disease Awareness...

2009-03-16 14:45:00

Smithsonian Whistleblower and Asbestos Experts to Dispute Smithsonian's Assurances That National Air and Space Museum is Safe for Workers and Public WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smithsonian whistleblower Richard Pullman will hold a press conference on Tuesday, March 17, to announce the filing of a whistleblower retaliation complaint with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel. In his whistleblower retaliation complaint, Pullman will charge that management retaliated against...

2008-10-30 18:00:29

Vermiculite mined in Libby, Mont., and distributed nationwide was contaminated with amphibole asbestos which has been linked to lung disease, officials said. A report from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry said that employees, their families and people living close to 28 exfoliation sites may have been exposed to amphibole asbestos from vermiculite mined in Libby between the 1920s and the early 1990s. Workers were exposed to asbestos through a process called...

2008-09-09 12:00:18

To: ENVIRONMENTAL EDITORS Contact: Mick Hans, +1-312-353-5050, hans.mick@epa.gov, or Don de Blasio, +1-312-886-4360, deblasio.don@epa.gov, both of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5; or CoriAhna Rude-Young of MPCA, +1-651-296-5965; or Tannie Eshenaur of MDH, +1-651-201-4873 CHICAGO, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 will begin an indoor air assessment involving 30 to 50 homes in northeast Minneapolis on Sept. 24. The homes...

Latest Vermiculite Reference Libraries

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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