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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Background: Occupational environments with organic dust and bioaerosols pose danger to the respiratory health of the personnel of such environments.
There is a continuous exposure to air borne contaminants causing respiratory problems such as allergic reactions, asthma, and hypersensitivities, pneumonitis, and organic dust toxic syndrome.
HBAs are infectious and toxic, but they can also cause allergic reactions such as hypersensitivity pneumonitis, allergic rhinitis, some types of asthma and organic dust toxic syndrome.
The organic dust (flour, bran, mills, elevators, combined fodder enterprise dust) of corn processing enterprises mixed with air (aerosol) usually bursts.
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.