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What are dust bunnies?

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Dust bunnies are balls of dust that you might find under furniture or in corners. Microscopic particles latch on as they roll around the house. They're likely to collect hair, dirt, pollen, mold spores, lint, paint flakes, stray clothing, carpet fibers, and even pieces of dead insects. And there are dust mites. A gram of dust may have hundreds or even thousands of these tiny, eight-legged bugs that live off of shed skin. Some people are allergic to them.

From: 8 Places Dust Bunnies Hide WebMD Medical Reference

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Carlson, R. , Hyperion, 2003. The Don't Sweat Guide to Keeping Your Home Clean

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "House Dust Allergy."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Allergies: Things You Can Do to Control Your Symptoms."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "What is Dust Mite Allergy?"

Layton D. , November 2009. Environmental Science & Technology

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on August 01, 2018

SOURCES:

Carlson, R. , Hyperion, 2003. The Don't Sweat Guide to Keeping Your Home Clean

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "House Dust Allergy."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Allergies: Things You Can Do to Control Your Symptoms."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "What is Dust Mite Allergy?"

Layton D. , November 2009. Environmental Science & Technology

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on August 01, 2018

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