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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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A potential dust explosion hazard is said to exist wherever combustible dusts accumulate, are handled or are processed.
The HemiPleat line includes filter elements to fit virtually all types of new and existing cartridge dust collectors, providing high efficiency capture of dry dusts in many applications.
From the globe-trotting dusts of the Sahara, to the carcinogens that haunt our carpets, to the space dust that sprinkles down on all of us daily, Holmes demonstrates that dust, be it ever so humble, plays an amazing role in our lives.
Some of these tainted dusts can be traced back to specific, polluted sources, such as California's Owens Lake (SN: 10/6/01, p.
The products of incomplete combustion and volatilization of the materials within the systems also can generate explosive mixtures of gases or dusts.
Since many dusts are nutrient rich, their contribution is important to ecosystems, particularly in the oceans but also on land.