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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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Calcium chloride has been used to de-ice roads and reduce dustiness on gravel roads for a long time already.
In the analyzed projects, only the costs of dustiness have been determined due to a rather simple calculation system and a more detailed ecological evaluation of the projects more frequently has a descriptive character or reminds us of using multi-criteria evaluation methods (mostly--of expert judgement) the main reason of which could be the imperfection of methods for evaluating the results of environmental impact.
In addition, it is safer to handle due to the reduced dustiness caused by fines.
These issues are often noticed through tenant complaints of temperature extremes, stale air, odors, allergy-like symptoms or dustiness.
27 JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH (ATMOSPHERES) that a small but significant change in the way the atmosphere circulates in the tropics may explain the increased dustiness during glacial times.
There's a lively, acidic pluminess about this trio of local red grape varities, and they follow up with a soft, rounded dustiness which hints at its origins.
That was a Beauty of patchy provenance, a long way and a few revolutions from Vsevolozhsky and Petipa, though compared to shiny American Beautys the old-world dustiness had charm.
Not only does it reduce the dustiness of feeds, especially ground feeds, it's also palatable and is a good source of iron and other trace minerals.
Although using naproxen sodium as a surrogate is preferable for most containment verification studies due to its dustiness and extremely low limit of detection, lactose and mannitol are used when larger volumes of powder are necessary and when quality concerns restrict the introduction of additional active pharmaceutical ingredients ("APIs").
Contract award: Technology to reduce dustiness 2015.
Soybean oil was included at a level 3% to reduce dustiness and increase the energy density of the diets.