Dust is more than dirt: it also contains toxic chemicals. If you haven’t dusted your house in a while, you might want to. Indoor dust contains a shocking 45 toxic chemicals from five chemical classes that are associated with health hazards such as cancer, endocrine/hormone disruption, and reproductive toxicity.

According to the unenviable Top Ten list of chemicals found in common household dust, phtalates and flame retardants rank as the worst offenders.

>>Learn more: Not Just Dirt: Toxic Chemicals in Indoor Dust 

>>See our article that also explains how to control indoor air pollution: Exactly What’s In Those Dust Bunnies?


Exactly What’s In Those Dust Bunnies?

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