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I propose a different approach, one that provides the needed cost reductions while at the same time preserving the facilities for emergency use: instead of closing a wing or a whole hospital, mothball it.
These costs should be borne, not by the facility owner, but by a combination of municipal, county, state and federal preparedness agencies.
These mothballed units would form a healthcare reserve that could be called into action by any event that stressed the capacity of active facilities.
www.nystringer.com /html/mothball.htm   (401 words)

  How to Identify Signs of Mothball Poisoning | eHow.com
Mothballs are a pesticide and their ingredients can be harmful to humans and pets.
Signs of mothball poisoning in the elderly may be mistaken for dementia.
Mothballs are hazardous waste and should be disposed of at a licensed hazardous waste facility.
www.ehow.com /how_155782_identify-signs-mothball.html   (357 words)

  ACT Libraries - The story of Mothball Wombat
Either Mothball has got hold of a sub-machine gun or else she is knocking over all the pot plants.
Mothball's hole, I reckoned, was going to be the best furnished in the district and her bed the most fragrant too.
Somehow Mothball guessed that now her wombat hole had a wide, thick roof her hole would no longer fill up with water.
www.library.act.gov.au /kids/jackie/mothballwombat?SQ_DESIGN_NAME=text_only&SQ_ACTION=set_design_name   (2037 words)

  Cleveland Seniors | mothball | Mugridge
Mothballs contain either of 2 chemicals -- napthalene or paradichlorobenzene (a long word even for linguiphiles!).
I have heard of people who have used mothballs to repel cats from their gardens, and even to discourage moles in their runs.
I would guess that the napthalene from the mothballs would probably biodegrade within a few days, but I think we should reserve this question for any chemists in our audience.
www.clevelandseniors.com /home/tommothball.htm   (218 words)

 Mothball Repellent
I've placed mothballs throughout my boat and engine compartment since I bought it 10 years ago and never even saw signs of rodents, etc. Others have had uphostery and engine wiring ruined by mice, etc. Thanks for the great idea about the glass bottle and vented lid, I'll try that next year.
Another spot/or spots that are good to put the mothballs is in /or on /or under your snowblower when you put it away for the summer, and your riding mower for the winter.
If you have mothballs in your house, put them in the trash, and air anything that holds their smell in the sun as often as possible.
www.motherearthliving.com /issues/motherearthliving/homesteading/Mothball_Repellent_37-1.html   (882 words)

 Mothball fumes poisonous
I have requested that he replace the mothballs with cedar blocks or baking soda.
Do you know anything about the safety of mothballs with children in the home (we have four, ranging in age from 12 months to 12 years).
The main component of mothballs is naphthalene, an aromatic hydrocarbon, that can cause neurological problems, as well as hemolytic anemia, kidney and liver damage, and cataracts.
www.azcentral.com /home/columns/articles/1109abby1109.html   (294 words)

 BBC NEWS | Health | Mothball sniffing warning issued
It was discovered that the girls had been using the mothballs as a recreational drug when doctors found a bag of mothballs stashed in her room while she was being treated at the Hospital of Timone in Marseille.
The twin who was sickest had also been chewing half a mothball a day for two months.
She continued her habit in hospital because she did not think her symptoms were linked to the mothballs.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/health/5219646.stm   (442 words)

 Russia said to mothball nuclear subs - The Boston Globe
MOSCOW -- A top admiral alleged the chief of Russia's navy has decided to mothball its most powerful nuclear submarines after refusing to modernize their missiles.
He also assailed Suchkov for unveiling what he said was confidential information about the submarines' weapons.
But Suchkov said he had written a letter to President Vladimir Putin to inform him of Kuroyedov's plan to mothball the vessels.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2004/05/25/russia_said_to_mothball_nuclear_subs   (368 words)

In the past, most mothballs contained camphor, which is “quite toxic,” said Dr. Michele Burns, an emergency room physician at Children’s Hospital and medical director of the regional poison control center for Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Camphor-based mothballs are not sold anymore in the US, she said, but many people still have supplies bought years ago.
While occupational exposure, like working in a mothball factory, may pose a risk, the fumes from a box of open mothballs in the bedroom closet won’t hurt you.
www.myhealthsense.com /response_041019-mothball.htm   (246 words)

 Mothball Abuse Comes Out of the Closet
Some teenagers are using mothballs to get high, a trend that may be underreported, researchers say.
Reuters reported July 27 that users place mothballs, which contain paradichlorobenzene, in a bag and inhale from it for about 10 minutes.
Mental impairment, loss of coordination, and scaly skin may be symptoms of mothball abuse.
www.jointogether.org /news/headlines/inthenews/2006/mothball-abuse-comes-out-of.html   (175 words)

 Halfbakery: Bacardi mothball emergency fuel kit.
The mothballs should compensate for the water in the rum, with an end result suitable for 10-20 miles.
The mothballs could be used for moth repelling purposes.
The mothballs in question are based on benzene which is a potent carcinogen.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Bacardi_20mothball_20emergency_20fuel_20kit_2e   (1479 words)

 Definition of mothball - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
1: a ball made formerly of camphor but now often of naphthalene and paradichlorobenzene and used to keep moths from clothing2plural : a condition of protective storage mothballs after the war>; also : a state of having been rejected for further use or dismissed from further consideration mothballs>
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 Health Risks From Mothball High , Abuse Of Chemical PDB Can Have Averse Results In Teens - CBS News
Teens who sniff or chew mothballs to get high may be taking a big health risk.
Abusing the chemical in mothballs can cause mental sluggishness, unsteady walking and skin rash, warn French doctors who treated a girl hospitalized for the problem in Marseille.
She had been sniffing mothballs for four to six months and chewing mothballs for two months, while her twin had sniffed mothballs for only a few weeks before the doctors saw her.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/07/27/health/webmd/main1842035.shtml   (562 words)

 Fleet of Heroes Awaits Duty / Mothballed ships sit poised for call that may never come
The Mothball Fleet is the largest single collection of ships on the Pacific Ocean.
To date, she is the only ship ever to leave the Mothball Fleet under her own power.
The GloMar Explorer, which recently was removed from the fleet to be re-outfitted for oil exploration, was built for the CIA in 1974 by Howard Hughes in a failed attempt to recover a sunken Soviet missile submarine off Hawaii.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/1997/09/15/MN39732.DTL   (961 words)

 Preventing Mothball Toxicity in Dogs
Mothballs are generally used to repel moths that destroy clothing.
Mothballs contain naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene and can be formulated into cakes, balls, or flakes.
As little as one mothball can potentially result in significant illness in a small dog or an average-sized cat.
www.petplace.com /dogs/preventing-mothball-toxicity-in-dogs/page1.aspx   (319 words)

 OutdoorsBest Forums: Mothball scent removal
Curious to learn if the mothball scent ever leaves a fly, after a zillion swims through the pool.
And if there's a trace, is there a way to remove the odour or the chemical before said fly hits the water, without hooping the fly.
Mothballs (Napthalene) sublimates, and the chemical simply disappears.
outdoorsbest.zeroforum.com /zerothread?id=561169&postid=6773460   (465 words)

 Amazon.com: Forgotten Fleet: The Mothball Navy: Books: Daniel Madsen   (Site not responding. Last check: )
These are the ships of the forgotten fleet, built for war but resting at peace in coastal parking lots on both sides of the country, their story told for the first time.
In addition to this exercise, he also digresses from the topic, such as his lengthy discussion of the submarine USS Wahoo (which was sunk during the war, and was never in the reserve fleet).
If you are looking for a book that instead uses the mothball fleet as a link to the past, that views the ships as pieces of Americana that one could reach out and touch as tangible, rather than abstract, history, then it is a book you should look at.
www.amazon.com /Forgotten-Fleet-Mothball-Daniel-Madsen/dp/1557505438   (2167 words)

 Fluff and Mothball sat on a field of green, bathed in the soft afternoon light
It was a place they came to often, usually for dinner, when the sun no longer poured hot through the window, but was slowly evaporating into a golden glow.
How can it be so special, when it doesn’t even taste very good?" "It is very special, in fact." Mothball responded, and he pulled himself up from his dinner, looking as wise as a moth can.
Mothball could see everything in them – the whole room: The decorations, the ornaments, the nativity on the mantle.
www.standy.org /fluff.html   (768 words)

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It occured to me that it might be handy to keep some of our older ships available if we need them or do the costs outweigh the advantages.
They could come in handy if a war in the Taiwan straights gets out of hand and we need to be able to deploy some ships to less intense environments without taking away strength from the main battle.
We are in an era where you go to war with what you have at the time.
www.strategypage.com /militaryforums/512-9567.aspx   (398 words)

 Grant Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA) - 2005 Mothball Only 19 Days Away
The 2005 Mothball, Shaken Not Stirred - A Night With Bond, is only 19 days away and rumor has it that it should be an even bigger and better party than last year's Night At La Moulin Rouge.
The Mothball is held each year at the Ford Pavilion at Zoo Atlanta.
Mothball Contest and a silent auction to help raise funds for this year's charity.
www.theseasideinstitute.org /net/content/go.aspx?s=33950.0.91.20   (271 words)

 mothball. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
A marble-sized ball, originally of camphor but now of naphthalene, stored with clothes to repel moths.
A condition of long storage for possible future use: put the battleship into mothballs.
A condition of being set aside or discarded: have put the plan into mothballs.
www.bartleby.com /61/76/M0437600.html   (124 words)

 Eliminating Mothball Odors
When we packed our son's "keeper" clothes into a box for storage, we put some mothballs in the bags to keep the bugs away.
I tried airing the clothes and the trunk numerous times in the early fall when the weather was still warm, but the smell still lingered.
Ryan may have to repeat this airing again depending on the strength of the mothball smell.
www.stretcher.com /stories/01/010924b.cfm   (979 words)

 Health Risks From Mothball High
Abusing the chemical in mothballs can cause mental sluggishness, unsteady walking, and skin rashskin rash, warn French doctors who treated a girl hospitalized for the problem in Marseille.
She had been sniffing mothballs for four to six months and chewing mothballs for two months, while her twin had sniffed mothballs for only a few weeks before the doctors saw her.
Doctors should consider the possibility of mothball abuse when seeing patients with scaly skin and neurological problems, write Feuillet and colleagues.
www.webmd.com /sexual-conditions/news/20060727/health-risks-from-mothball-high   (560 words)

 WoodNet Forums: Mothball stink in wood
I do think that the mothball odor has permeated the wood and is there to stay even though you tried a logical fix.
I’m of partial Chinese decent and clothes stored in chests with mothballs was popular with this culture.
Probably the most practical thing would be to put a small container of a scavenger in the cabinet, sort of the way you can diminish smells in a refrigerator with an open container of baking soda, or capture water vapor with silica gel to protect tools.
www.forums.woodnet.net /ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=2651074&Main=2650581   (966 words)

 Ananova - 'No decision to mothball warships'
The Ministry of Defence said no decisions had been made on the future of Royal Navy resources amid claims that six destroyers and frigates were to be mothballed.
A decision to mothball another eight ships would mean that almost half the Fleet - 21 of 44 warships - would not be available.
The Daily Telegraph claimed Royal Navy commanders are "in uproar" at the plans which it said were intended to achieve cuts of £250 million in the defence budget.
www.ananova.com /news/story/sm_2144996.html   (312 words)

 Stupid drug story of the week: Mothball abuse. - By Jack Shafer - Slate Magazine
During her hospitalization the doctors discovered a stash of mothballs in her room.
Among the first news organizations to post a sensationalized account of the story was the Reuters wire service, which titled its July 26 report "Teenagers Using Mothballs Get High: Study." Yes, teenagers are using mothballs to get high if two young ladies in Marseille constitute a sufficient population to establish a meaningful medical plural.
While the hacks were huffing the mothball story into Earth orbit, three news organizations—UPI, Raleigh News and Observer, and the Globe and Mail—remained sober enough to cover new medical findings about the dangers posed by another household hydrocarbon, 1,4-dichlorobenzene.
www.slate.com /id/2146827/fr/rss   (718 words)

 Jackie French - News
As I mentioned last month she was a bit miffed at first that we built our extension over her hole in the bank behind my study.
They like dust baths too: Mothball is particularly fond of the dust in my car shed, and has a lovely dust bath there most nights, which means my car is an interesting shade of dust as the dirt flies everywhere.
Anyway, back to Mothball's hole behind my study: now that her hole is protected from the weather she's moved back into it.
www.harpercollins.com.au /jackiefrench/news_0205.htm   (2012 words)

 Feds Plan to Mothball Nation's First Wildlife Refuge
Washington (October 26, 2006) - A federal plan made public today would mothball the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge - established a century ago by President Theodore Roosevelt - and shutter dozens of others across the Southeast, while cutting scores of the refuge personnel.
As a result, these chronic funding shortfalls have led the Fish and Wildlife Service to mark dozens of refuges for mothballing - a step that withdraws staff from the refuge and eliminates programs to manage public access and other activities on the refuges.
The Southeast Regional Plan follows upon the heels of the Northeast region's (Region V) proposal to balance the books by removing staff from seven refuges; but nine out of ten Northeast refuges will still not have enough money to pay basic operating expenses by 2013.
www.pelicanislandaudubon.org /mothballingpelicanisland.htm   (950 words)

 mothball definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
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transitive verb (past and past participle moth·balled, present participle moth·ball·ing, 3rd person present singular moth·balls)
in mothballs put aside or stored and not in use
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 Reliant to Mothball 824 Megawatts of Generation Capacity in Southern California
After receiving no bids, the company has decided to mothball the Southern California units that comprised the offer: -- Etiwanda Units 3 and 4 -- totaling 640 megawatts, near Rancho Cucamonga; -- Mandalay Unit 3 -- 130 megawatts, near Oxnard; and -- Ellwood -- 54 megawatts, near Goleta.
Given that no bids were received in the auction process, the decision was made to mothball the units through March 2005.
In addition, in recently discussing the proposed mothballing of these units, the CAISO confirmed that the units are not needed for RMR services during 2004.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/11-05-2003/0002051694&EDATE=   (589 words)

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