What Dust Is Really Made Of (It's Not Skin)

What is house dust mostly made of? Is it true that it’s mostly dead skin? Okay, fact: An average home collects about 40 pounds (18 kg) of dust per year. One of the most popular household dust myths is that it’s mostly made of your own skin cells. But in reality, dust has a way more complicated structure. You bring dust in your home from the outside. But even if you never left the house, you’d open windows to get some fresh air. This is when even more dust comes in. If there are trees right by your window, you’d get in some extra dust from birds’ feathers and mites.

Also, dust comes from carpet fluff, clothes fibers, your pets, and even your food. Bits of fiber and crumbs of food from your lunch contribute to dust composition. So do your carpets, rugs, drapes, curtains, towels, and upholstered furniture. Your clothing sheds fibers that transform into dust. If you’re using fabric softener, you’re making things even worse. It coats the fabrics with a nice smell and extra softness and that coating flakes off in more dust. And yes, you are also a source of dust. But what about the percentage?


Why fabric softener makes things worse 1:31
You ARE a source of dust 2:15
Dust mites 3:21
Dust can give you serious health issues 4:33
What would happen if there were no dust? 5:33

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20 Replies to “What Dust Is Really Made Of (It's Not Skin)”

  1. Led or flashlight is a dust but when you buy a brighter 1 and a brighter 1

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  3. Seems a study of droplet condensates found 99.5% of droplets form on the bacterial genus of Pseudomonas high in the atmosphere.
    …The bacteria probably have an electrical charge that allows them to get so high (10-20 miles) and attracts water molecules to their surface and might begin a polarized conglomeration of aligned domains which attracts more water into the lower energy state of liquid H2O.
    Just putting it out there for scientific scrutiny.

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  4. If their was no dust cleaning your desktop would be easier and don't have to worry about clogged fan vents

  5. Who was laying in the bed when he was talking about the place where the smiles like it the most is your bed

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