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Household Dust Increases Your Family's Toxic Exposure

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Did you know your house has a dust load? The dust load of your home is one element that contributes to your family's toxic exposure.

Dust is a conglomeration of dander from your pets, dirt tracked in on your shoes, along with hair and skin, just to name a few ingredients for dust.

Some other ingredients for dust are toxic household chemicals. The numbers and amounts of toxic chemicals in our homes is on the rise, so your family's toxic exposure is on the rise as well.

Children are particularly at risk from toxic household chemicals. Infants and toddlers spend alot of time on or near the floor and everything goes in their mouths. Due to their smaller size and weight, it takes less of a toxic household chemical to have a negative impact on their health.

"The many chemicals in and around your homes wind up in your indoor dust when they migrate from home products and come in through open doors and windows and on your shoes. But the good news is it's pretty easy to keep those dust bunnies at bay -- and reduce your family's toxic exposures, too."


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