Dust Particles versus the Human Respiratory System

Dust Particles Nobody likes exposure to dust. They are very fine particles that stick to your skin and clothes. They commonly gather in the corners or the floor itself as the air takes them in. It can be an inconvenience stepping on dust or having them in the air while you eat. Even a tiny speck hurts your eyes and can make your skin itch. Simply put, dust is not something you want anywhere near you. Imagine working in a place where you are constantly under exposure to dust.

Dust as allergens

Dust is any foreign particle in the air made from different compositions depending on where they came from. They can be from the ground itself carried by the wind or from useless deposits of broken down objects such as wood or metal. These foreign particles can easily travel in the air due to their light weight and go directly into your nose as you breathe. Anything that is not oxygen going into your respiratory system is an allergen. Your body has its own natural defense mechanism against these elements.

Dust as the enemy

The body has several ways of fighting off foreign objects entering the nose. The initial reaction would be to sneeze or to forcefully rid the system of them by blowing air at fast speed. This reaction is triggered when the dust reaches the hairs inside your nose. When some of the dust still goes in, the bronchial tubes produce mucus to catch the remaining dust particles. Past this tube, dust will meet macrophages that swallow every particle. The last line of defense is the lungs’ ability to produce proteins that will neutralize any attacker.

Dualdraw.com recommends using wet dust collectors and other equipment that can lessen the dust in your work area.

Your body may know how to protect itself from the inside, but you can still prevent them from coming in. Install wet dust collectors in workplaces or wear protective gear for your mouth and nose.