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GEMET
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Environmental
Thesaurus
fine dust
Definition

Air-borne solid particles, originating from human activity and natural sources, such as wind-blown soil and fires, that eventually settle through the force of gravity, and can cause injury to human and other animal respiratory systems through excessive inhalation.

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Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/3209