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dust

 [dust]
fine, dry particles of earth or any other substance small enough to be blown by the wind. See also coniosis and pneumoconiosis.
blood dust hemoconia.

dust

(dŭst)
n.
1. Fine, dry particles of matter.
2. A cloud of fine, dry particles.

dust

Etymology: AS
any fine, particulate, dry matter. Kinds of dust include inorganic dust and organic dust.

dust

Occupational medicine A suspension of solid particles in air. See Coal dust, Inhalant, Nonasbestos dust, Nuclear dust.

dust

vector for airborne transmission of infection; it may contain remnants of skin, nail, fluids (blood, exudates) and microorganisms (bacteria, fungi and spores)

dust

heavy dust such as in dust storms or volcanic fallout may contaminate animal feed sufficiently to cause sand colic in horses. Ruminants seem not to be much affected.

dust balls
equine intestinal foreign bodies composed of plant fibers with a superficial coating of dense minerals. Because of their light weight they are often evacuated with the feces.
dust inhalation
important risk factor in etiology of coccidioidomycosis (corral dust), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in horses (feed dust in stables).
dust mite
dust rhinotracheitis
dusty feed fed in a confined space such as a stable can cause chronic coughing due to rhinotracheitis in cattle.

Patient discussion about dust

Q. My friend told me that people who allergic to dust are actually allergic to small insect. Is he fooling with me?

A. thanks :)

Q. how exactly dust effects on asthmatic people? how can one avoid a dust environment?

A. some people try to dust proof there home,they change there matress once a year-----thay do not have rugs in there home---no curtains or draps --and they have someone else dust and clean/no pets.some people keep there pets and take allergie meds.

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He said: 'If a miner's had his entire working life on the surface and is still suffering as a result of dust inhalation and so on, he doesn't qualify.
A low level sacktip platform with dust hood and integrated dust extraction system, a Russell Compact 600 Sieve and a magnetic trap, allowing it to sieve and remove impurities from the bagged ingredients while protecting operatives from the potential health hazards caused by dust inhalation.
Risks from other exposure pathways (consumption of commercially produced foodstuffs, dust inhalation, and soil ingestion) were also estimated.
Exposure to potentially toxic metals from dust inhalation or soil ingestion is usually modeled simply as the concentration of a contaminant measured in the soil multiplied by the quantity of dust inhaled or soil ingested (Konz et al.
Soil ingestion and dust inhalation data were derived for each population subgroup using a simple activity budget based on respiratory rates.
For dust inhalation, the contribution to ADD was calculated as shown in Equation 5 (Konz et al.
91 billion yen in compensation to former coal miners who contracted lung disease caused by dust inhalation, and the families of those who had died.
With this advanced solution, the BHE 20 IDR not only ensures safety of the operator with reduced dust inhalation, but also satisfies the OSHA requirement for engineering tools to capture these particles at the source.
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