inorganic dust

inorganic dust

dry, finely powdered particles of an inorganic substance, especially dust, which, when inhaled, can cause abnormal conditions of the lungs. See also anthracosis, asbestosis, berylliosis, pneumoconiosis, silicosis.
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The APP upgrade project will result in a 10% reduction of nitric and carbonic oxide emissions, and it will also cut inorganic dust emissions by 20%.
In other words, the signs and symptoms typically surface and lead to a diagnosis many years following the initial exposure to the inhaled inorganic dust.
Rain, however, contains dissolved gases as well as traces of carbon dioxide, various inorganic salts and ammonia, with both organic and inorganic dust held in suspension.
Inorganic dust pneumonias; the metal-related parenchymal disorders, Environmental Health Perspectives, vol.
Inorganic dust pneumonias: the metal-related parenchymal disorders.
Nissan's process partially incinerates the dust at 1300 C, transforming the inorganic dust into slag, which can be used as a cement additive.
The diagnosis should be made by integrating the history of occupational exposure to inorganic dusts or fumes with imaging findings.