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Old Oct 3rd 2013, 12:01 pm
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Everything in our house keeps getting a coat of black (or grey) dust.

Before living in Brisbane I lived in the country and while there was dust, I really don't recall it being like this.

Regularly there is a solid build up of dust on the ceiling fans and outside, there is always a rapidly accumulating layer of black on our white car.

Does anyone else in cities have this problem? Is it fuel road/air pollution? It can't be good to breathe this in.
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Might be an active volcano in Chilie or something
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Had your eyes tested recently?

I thought we had black dust.... It was ants
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Old Oct 3rd 2013, 12:14 pm
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Originally Posted by eddie007 View Post
Had your eyes tested recently?

I thought we had black dust.... It was ants
No... we've got them as well.
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No... we've got them as well.
Do they eat the dust?
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Do they eat the dust?
I thinknthey just rearrange it
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Default Re: Black dust

Originally Posted by brissybee View Post
Everything in our house keeps getting a coat of black (or grey) dust.

Before living in Brisbane I lived in the country and while there was dust, I really don't recall it being like this.

Regularly there is a solid build up of dust on the ceiling fans and outside, there is always a rapidly accumulating layer of black on our white car.

Does anyone else in cities have this problem? Is it fuel road/air pollution? It can't be good to breathe this in.
cane fields?

we get a lot of black sooty looking grime on the boat around this time of year and its down to the local cane farmers burning off
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On a serious note.... You aren't using your air con at the moment are you? We had a black dust attack at work when ours was "fixed" after not working for many months
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Get a black car.
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Could try eating it, apparently it's on the British Menu...

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Originally Posted by brissybee View Post
Everything in our house keeps getting a coat of black (or grey) dust.

Before living in Brisbane I lived in the country and while there was dust, I really don't recall it being like this.

Regularly there is a solid build up of dust on the ceiling fans and outside, there is always a rapidly accumulating layer of black on our white car.

Does anyone else in cities have this problem? Is it fuel road/air pollution? It can't be good to breathe this in.
Can't say that I have. Do ou live close to any factories or industrial workshops etc...?
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On a serious note.... You aren't using your air con at the moment are you? We had a black dust attack at work when ours was "fixed" after not working for many months
Actually, yes... we are using the air con... AND it's been spewing out chunks of black crap on the carpet below.

OMG... I just thought there was some crap in the air con... I hadn't clicked on the idea the air con might be dusting the house... and where the air con is fitted outside is in the car port where the cars park.

Husband keeps cleaning the air con filter but it seems to keep coming.
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Can't say that I have. Do ou live close to any factories or industrial workshops etc...?
Not close to factories or workshops but within a kilometre of several motorways.

TBH, I can't wait to get the fout of here.
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Not close to factories or workshops but within a kilometre of several motorways.

TBH, I can't wait to get the fout of here.
Could be that. Rubber etc... I also now live close to one. I'll keep that in mind if I notice black dust too.
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You don't have an old asbestos roof do you?
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