Dust is a mixture of dead skin cells, pollen, dust mites, dust mite feces, pet dander, textile fibers, burnt particles of cosmic rocks, decomposing insects and more – dust is dirty. Toxic chemicals that hide in dust pose cancer and fertility risk and are a significant source of exposure to these chemicals.
Lead, DDT(dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane), arsenic, flame retardants, fragrances, and phthalates are among the offending chemicals found in the household dust of many homes. These substances can be found in your mattresses, food packaging, electrical cords, carpeting, paint, and flooring.
So, go grab your dusting tools and get started cleaning these dust magnets that probably haven’t been cleaned in far too long:
Have fun cleaning!