Prevention - Your Household Dust Contains Seriously Toxic Chemicals—Here's What To Do About It

October 18, 2016

By: Markham Heid

Excerpt: Break out the mop and feather duster. The dust in your home is probably coated in unhealthy chemicals, finds a new study appearing in Environmental Science and Technology

Tests of home dust particles found 90% of samples contained at least one known chemical toxin. Phthalates, phenolsflame retardants, and synthetic fragrance chemicals were among the most common toxins that turned up in the study's samples. 

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