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Glass is a non-crystalline, often transparent amorphous solid, that has widespread practical, technological, and decorative use in, for example, window panes, tableware, and optics. Glass is most often formed by rapid cooling (quenching) of the molten form; some glasses such as volcanic glass are naturally occurring. The most familiar, and historically the oldest, types of manufactured glass are "silicate glasses" based on the chemical compound silica, the primary constituent of sand. Soda-lime glass, containing around 70% silica, account for around 90% of manufactured glass. The term glass, in popular usage, is often used to refer only to this type of material, although silica-free glasses often have desirable properties for applications in modern communications technology. Some objects, such as drinking glasses and eyeglasses, are so commonly made of silicate-based glass that they are simply called by the name of the material.

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Organizations relating to Glass

EUROGLACES - European Ice Cream Association / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1961
International Uveitis Study Group / Miami Shores FL, USA / Est. 1979
International Association of European Manufacturers of Glass Beads for Safety Road Markings and Other Industrial Purposes / Fleurus, Belgium / Est. 1980
Africa Humanitarian Action / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Est. 1994
International Ophthalmology Training Center / Heraklion, Greece
Nordic Strabismological Association / Bergen, Norway
International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma / Giessen, Germany
Convention on Anti-diphtheritic Serum / Est. 1930
Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology / Baltimore MD, USA / Est. 1979
VISION 2020 - The Right to Sight / London, UK / Est. 1999
European Paediatric Ophthalmological Society / Uppsala, Sweden / Est. 1973
International Society for Eye Research / San Francisco CA, USA / Est. 1969
North American Foot-and-Mouth Disease Vaccine Bank / Greenport NY, USA / Est. 1982
Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology / Kowloon, Hong Kong / Est. 1957
European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology / Bucharest, Romania / Est. 1985
International Strabismological Association / Indianapolis IN, USA / Est. 1966
ICOMOS International Committee on Stained Glass / Romont, Switzerland / Est. 1984
International Colour Vision Society / Davis CA, USA / Est. 1971
Asian Eye Care / Amstelveen, Netherlands / Est. 1999
European Association for Vision and Eye Research / Florence, Italy / Est. 1997
Pan-American Society of Ocular Pathology - Lorenz E Zimmerman / Buenos Aires, Argentina
European Influenza Surveillance Network / Stockholm, Sweden / Est. 1995
European Domestic Glass / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1966
Glass Alliance Europe / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1964
European Milk and Juice Carton Producers Association - Belgium / Dilbeek, Belgium

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World Problems relating to Glass

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Deterioration of stained glass due to acid rain
Disorders of gastric motility
Discrimination against women executives

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