What is DustWelcome to Dust.com! Dust is a virtually inescapable part of our everyday lives. It is in our homes, on the streets of our cities, inside, outside… everywhere. Many don’t notice. Many others consider it to be a nuisance. And for some, it poses serious health risks, such as dust related allergies, or respiratory diseases. Dust is ultimately inescapable, but there are ways to effectively fight dust, minimize our exposure to it, combat its adverse health effects, and improve the air quality in our homes.

But what is dust? The short answer is, minute particulate matter in the air; the longer is that there are many different types of dust, which can be classified according to where it’s found, its particular composition, etc. To find out more about the types of dust, check out the page on “What is Dust?”

The form of dust that most commonly affects all of us is domestic dust, or house dust–small particles in the air of our homes and businesses, usually (but not always or exclusively) consisting of dead human and animal cells, as well as other particles commonly found in the air. There is dust in the greater atmosphere as well, and some of this particulate matter is of concern to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is the Federal agency responsible for regulating on environmental matters and ensuring a clean air free of harmful pollutants.

Modern technology has enabled us to fight dust more effectively and limit our exposure to harmful dust particles that may cause allergies or other adverse health effects–think of air filters and air purifiers, as well as personal protective respirators that can filter the air we breathe, or provide us with an alternative, clean air supply.

To find out more about these issues in depth, check out the various pages on Dust.com, as well as the Links page, which can direct you toward more resources on dust-related things and clean air solutions.