Dust pneumonia is an acute type of respiratory distress that can develop into an infection of the lungs. Typically, it is brought on by excessive exposure to dust and dirt inhalation. Most dust and dirt if inhaled in trace or small amounts will safely pass through the lungs with the…

Lung damage caused by rock and mineral dust is a major health problem. Whether you are mining underground or above ground, you may develop lung damage if:

  • dust covers your clothes, body, and equipment as you work.
  • you cough a lot and have trouble breathing.
A man using a jackhammer wears a mask and gloves. A man working nearby does not and is coughing.

Once dust has damaged the…

Representatives of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, coal mine operators and coal mine workers have been invited to present information at a meeting on coal mine dust next week in Charleston.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine said a committee is looking at the effectiveness…


Dust watch cc (www.dustwatch.com) conducted fallout dust monitoring training course in the Avenue Guest House (www.avenueguesthouse.co.za)www.avenuesguesthouse.co.zawww.avenuesguesthouse.co.za, Moreleta Park, Pretoria, South Africa from the 30th May to the 1st of June 2017. This is the second training course to be conducted in Pretoria this year. …

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Regular dust storms are sometimes powerful enough to reach across the Pacific Ocean and dim skies over North America. This 2005 Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor from the NASA OrbView-2 satellite detected a large dust storm over China. From April 29 until May 5, the satellite tracked…

I found this article at Health, Environment & Work — some interesting info on how lungs function and the health effects of dust and gasses.

“The lungs and skin (including nose and eyes) are the organs of first contact for most environmental exposures (excluding ingestion). This aid to learning also…

Here’s an interesting article from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety on what effects dust have on the lungs. Enjoy the read!

What are the lungs?
The lungs are the organs of breathing: they are responsible bringing oxygen from the atmosphere into the body through a series of…

Dust helps regulate Sierra Nevada ecosystems, study finds

Article sourced from Phys Org

“Collecting dust” isn’t usually considered a good thing.

But dust from as near as the Central Valley and as far away as the Gobi Desert in Asia provides more nutrients — especially critical phosphorus — than previously…

Please note that the training course for Pretoria is scheduled for 30, 31 May, 1 June 2017.

Avenues Guesthouse
881 Wekker Road
Moreleta Park
Pretoria East, South Africa

Contact Person for accommodation bookings: (Optional — Any accommodation can be used but this is the venue for the training)

Michelle Botha

In just a few days, the Pilot astrophysics experiment will be launched under a stratospheric balloon from Alice Springs in central Australia. Its aim is to observe the polarized emission of dust particles found in the interstellar medium of our galaxy and nearby galaxies.

With a mass approaching one metric…


Fallout Dust Monitoring, Services, Training, Equipment. Contact: DustWatch CC, 6 Driefontein Lane, Noordhoek 7985, Tel:+27 21 789 0847

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