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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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Endust Dusting and Cleaning Spray is a multi-surface aerosol cleaner that picks up dust while also removing allergens, fingerprints and smudges.
These dry, disposable dusting cloths provide a soft and durable texture similar to a cotton cloth, yet are disposable and convenient like a paper towel.
Which fingerprint-lifting technique do you think will work better: dusting the print with baby powder, dusting it with salt, or not dusting the print?
p When vacuuming, open the windows to blow away any dust mites and use a damp cloth when dusting to avoid dispersing dust mites and other airborne particlesp Wash your pillow (at a temperature of 60[bar]C to remove dust mites) every 28 days to disrupt the dust mite cycle
Dusting with a damp cloth or oiled mop should be done frequently.
Connecting to standard vacuum cleaner, the Dust Wolf is a unique and versatile multi-purpose duster that specializes in dusting irregular surfaces, including Venetian blinds and keyboards.
They have long felt guilty about not dusting their blinds more often," says Jennifer Cauble, marketing director at Levolor.
The Swiffer cloths can be attached to the sweeper and used on floors, ceilings, and hard-to-reach places or used alone for hand dusting furniture, electronics and knickknacks -- essentially any dry surface that needs cleaning.