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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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


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.

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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At $39 (Dh143), it wasn't outrageously priced for a home accessory, but it was way more than I'd ever consider paying for a dustpan. (And I'd never considered buying a table brush set, which this was, at all.) And then Pinterest sent me down the rabbit hole: a persimmon-tannin-coated pan designed and made in Japan.
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The EZ Leaf Hauler moves mountains of leaves in minutes by working like a giant dustpan. The EZ Leaf Hauler is a modified tarp that uses tent construction technology to form sides and a back, and comes equipped with stitched handles for easy hauling and dumping.
I scrape up a dustpan of these and throw them on the fire.
Removing the need for dustpan, mop and bucket, the compact kit from 3M contains everything needed to clear up a spill in one handy box.
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Having to bend over with the dustpan to pick up the pile, of course.