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Glass is a non-crystalline, often transparent amorphous solid, that has widespread practical, technological, and decorative uses in, for example, window panes, tableware, optics, and optoelectronics. The most familiar, and historically the oldest, types of manufactured glass are "silicate glasses" based on the chemical compound silica (silicon dioxide, or quartz), the primary constituent of sand. The term glass, in popular usage, is often used to refer only to this type of material, which is familiar from use as window glass and in glass bottles. Of the many silica-based glasses that exist, ordinary glazing and container glass is formed from a specific type called soda-lime glass, composed of approximately 75% silicon dioxide (SiO2), sodium oxide (Na2O) from sodium carbonate (Na2CO3), calcium oxide (CaO), also called lime, and several minor additives.

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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

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

Action Strategies relating to Glass

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Promoting glass recycling
Recycling glass
Studying glass surfaces
Using bullet-proof glass

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