“Explosive Dusts” Film Issued by Government
Why dust is dangerous is shown conclusively in a onereel motion picture, “Explosive Dusts,” recently issued by the United States Department of Agriculture, in co-operation with the United States Grain Corporation. The picture is a popular presentation of a subject that was covered more technically and at greater length in a previous tworeel subject, “Grain-Dust Explosions in Mills and Elevators,” which traveled all over the United States and into Canada and did yeoman service in helping to stop the disasters that threatened America’s bread supply during the war. The old two-reel picture is being retained for the use of workers in the Bureau of Chemistry. The new onereeler is especially designed for showing in high schools and other scholastic institutions, as well as before grain and milling men, Fire Prevention associations, and others directly interested in the subject. Requests for the loan of the film should be made through some field worker of the Department of Agriculture, or they may be sent directly to the department. Arrangements also have been made enabling outside persons and institutions to buy prints of the film at the cost of manufacture.