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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. Fine, dry particles of matter.
2. A cloud of fine, dry particles.
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Occupational medicine A suspension of solid particles in air. See Coal dust, Inhalant, Nonasbestos dust, Nuclear dust.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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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Vortex Global understands reliability issues relating to retractable, dustless loading spouts.
As a memorial for lynching victims, Blossom, with its silk leaves and dustless bark, felt too clean, too pat--especially in comparison to the video Cheshire.
Mills include Mikro pulverizer, which grinds, blends, and disperses in a single dustless operation.
Surveying the historical development of road pavement (Jones 1986), the author indicates that, since the end of the 19th century, road engineers in Europe have begun to use for road pavement a dustless material, known now as asphalt.
One new product in this segment is a "tabletized" oak chip that its manufacturer claims is completely "dustless." Jerome Jacobs of J.
In addition, the process is completely dustless and can often be completed in as few as three to four days from statr to finish.
ERV (energy recovery ventilator) for fresh air introduction Dustless sanding system with HEPA filters used Formaldehyde-free fiberglass insulation Nontoxic interior paints, Iow-VOC wood sealers and water-based, Iow-VOC finish for hardwood floors
The image of the "dustless paths" also appears, I believe, in the Gddas: Yasna 31.2 yezi ais noit urtuane aduua aibi.dardstd vaxiia, which I tentatively render as "For if, through these (words and actions, they are) not to be *set in motion, the better (things that are) clearly seen unhidden by the dust (of the road)"; cf.
The company even developed a 'dustless' chassis with an undershieled to reduce the amount of dust raised by the car's passage over unmade roads.
The company even developed a 'dustless' chassis with an undershield to reduce the amount of dust raised by the car's passage over unmade roads.