organic dust

organic dust

dried particles of plants, animals, fungi, or bacteria that are fine enough to be wind-borne. Many kinds of organic dust cause various respiratory disorders if inhaled. See also asthma, bagassosis, byssinosis, hay fever.
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A spray matched to the colour of your hair that covers the head in an organic dust can disguise any bald patches but it can stain clothing and bed linen.
A 5-year follow-up study on respiratory disorders and lung function in workers exposed to organic dust from composting plants.
In a broad sense any organic dust, handled in large quantities, posses a risk.
Several reports also suggest that severe illnesses may be attributed to exposures to mycotoxins, including organic dust toxic syndrome and pulmonary hemosiderosis, although causation has not yet been definitively established (CDC, 2000; Etzel et al.
We were able to demonstrate that about one third of the carbon in interstellar space was tied up in the form of organic dust particles.
While not as common it is possible that even a single heavy exposure to mold could lead to Organic Dust Toxic Syndrome, Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis, or other immunologic effects.
The molds implicated in the Ohio cases all grow on organic materials, including wallpaper, wallboard (sheetrock), carpets, and even organic dust that can gather in corners or on insulation behind walls.
I AM writing to tell you that the air in Bournemouth is seriously contaminated with a fine organic dust that is a by-product of the disintegration of the brittle bark of pine trees and fir trees that occurs during tree growth.
The table specified mineral dust in the standard, but since organic dust was not mentioned, a later court held that nuisance dust did not apply to wood dust.
The Ministry has also linked Organic Dust Toxic Syndrome (ODTS) to mold.
While scientific evidence connecting mold to health problems remains inconclusive, many believe mold may cause certain adverse health effects ranging from minor symptoms such as eye irritation, cough, runny nose, allergy and asthma to more severe health ailments such as Organic Dust Toxic Syndrome and pulmonary hemosiderosis.
The two products protect the environmental ecosystem whereby, Soil-Sement is a polymer based dust and erosion control product and Envirokleen is a patent-pending formulated synthetic organic dust suppressant.