Dust Is Not Dust. Or Is It?

The information here on dust covers basic information and knowledge that all Environmental Practitioners, Occupational Hygienists, Ventilation Engineers and health professionals, as well as health safety professionals should not only have a working knowledge of, but should be able to apply.  While omitted from the above list, the Architect or Architectural Technologist should equally be aware of and apply the above principles, as the confining of an atmosphere containing dusts will increase the health risk associated with persons moving, living or working in the area or “space” – residential, office or hospital.

Dust by definition can constitute any particulate or matter fine enough to become airborne and will include rock, solid materials, organic substances, vapours, fumes, mists, fogs, smokes and under the correct conditions, fine gravels, flaky material, fibres, moulds, bacteria, microbes or small and sub-micronic insects.

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