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Your dust bunnies could be making your children obese, study shows

Most of us view dusting and mopping as a necessary but mind-numbing waste of time. However, the results of a recent study by researchers from Duke University might make wielding a mop seem far more important and rewarding.  The study, which involved collecting and examining 194 dust samples from homes in North Carolina, found that household dust contains upwards of 70 different chemicals, some of which trigger the development and rapid duplication of fat cells.  As reported by the U.K.’s Daily Mail, the research confirmed a clear link between dust containing these chemicals – which usually come from cosmetics, paint or laundry detergent residue released into the air – to households where children are overweight or obese.  Read more....



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