—Tracing the chemistry of household dust “Researchers are finding an ever-growing list of chemicals in dust and are trying to understand what the compounds mean for our health” As sure as the sun rises, houses collect dust. It gathers on our knickknacks and dirties the carpets. More than just dirt, house dust is a mix of sloughed-off skin cells, hair, clothing fibers, bacteria, dust mites, bits of dead bugs, soil particles, pollen, and microscopic specks of plastic.
by Janet Pelley |
February 07, 2017