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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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Paper - 4,189 tonnes recycled: Paper makes up about a quarter of the household dustbin.
A robotic fish and an antiterrorist dustbin which smells out bombs and then contains their fearsome blast will be among the student projects being showcased at Staffordshire University's Graduate Exhibition next Monday.
When I lived in Brighouse in the 1950s we all had two dustbins.
For the dustbin lorry she has taken scores of digital photographs of recycled materials which have been used to fill in the shapes of abstract birds and butterflies.
I don't have a dustbin outside my house, but when I was about to call the council and ask for one my colleague told me it would be waste of time, because city councils all over the country have developed a new policy: If they don't give out dustbins, people will produce less garbage in their household.
So, for the sake of the future of mankind, Maria and I have undertaken to start properly sorting our rubbish and see what the state of our dustbin will be by next week's collection.
And although Ned's Atomic Dustbin repeatedly denounced the significance of their highly unusual twin bass guitar line-up, the melodies created remain unique.
Kennels supervisor June Hirst said the little animal had been discovered next to an upturned dustbin.
AN INVENTOR is hoping to bring kerbside recycling to Coventry with a "rolling" environmental dustbin boasting 101 different uses.
That seems to be the rule as the sun sets behind the ruins of Dudley Castle and a nostalgic crowd of 3,000 turn out to see Miles Hunt (ex Wonder Stuff), Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Terrorvision celebrate the Dudley club JBs 30th birthday.
NED'S ATOMIC DUSTBIN Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton OPENING the night with Suave and Suffocated from 1992's Are You Normal and the excellent All I Ask Of Myself Is That I Hold Together from 1995's Brainbloodvolume, Ned's Atomic Dustbin came, saw and conquered an absolutely packed audience with a set that never once let up the pace.
Many areas hit by snow were left treacherous for dustbin lorries and the usual rounds had to be scrapped.