The Health Effects of Dust (Infographic)

Are you Aware of the Hidden Health Effects of Dust?

If you normally read our articles, you know that we publish articles that focus on exercise and nutrition. Because we spend most of our time indoors, that means that we are surrounded by dust. And we should understand the hidden health effects of dust and the impact it can have on our quality of life.

And for anyone suffering from allergies, they can make us downright miserable. More times than we realize, we take medication to cope with the problem, but sometimes solutions are simpler than we think. See the Infographic below from David Smith to understand more about dust and the role it plays in making you miserable. And if you happen to be fortunate enough to live close by David’s company, Cleaning Services Group, you can see how they can be of service to you. Please help me in thanking David for the information in this Infographic. You can see David’s bio below.

The Health Effects of Dust (Infographic)

Dust can have many effects on our health and wellbeing.

Even tiny quantities of dust can trigger an allergic reaction.

 

What is Dust Made From?

Dust can be defined as an air pollutant created by a variety of sources and activities. Some common objects found in dust include:

  • Dust mites
  • Fibres from carpet, bedding and clothing
  • Biological matter including human skin and skin cells from pets (also known as “dander”)
  • Soil
  • Particulate matter from smoking
  • Food debris (especially in the kitchen and dining room)
  • Pollen

Dust & Indoor Air Quality

Studies reveal that dust can deteriorate indoor air quality. In fact, research from the EPA shows that that the level of indoor pollutants can be between 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor levels. This is important considering that we spend 90% of our days indoors. Symptoms linked with poor air quality caused by dust include frequent headaches, long lasting colds, bronchitis, and/or chronic asthma.

What is the Link Between Dust and Allergies?

Allergies occur when a person’s immune system reacts to a foreign substance. Even tiny quantities of dust can trigger an allergic reaction. Dust allergy symptoms include sneezing, a runny nose, wheezing and difficulty breathing. And these symptoms may vary in severity depending on the individual.

Dust & The Spread of Disease

Dust is an example of a “fomite” i.e. an inanimate objects that can be contaminated with and transmit viruses and infections. Some examples of infections that could be spread by dust include the cold virus and influenza.

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Learn More About The Health Effects of Dust

If you are curious about dust and would like to find out more, then you should take a look at this interesting infographic from The Cleaning Services Group. This useful guide examines the most common sources of dust and explains the many ways in which dust exposure can impact your health and wellbeing.

Author Bio

CSG - Health Effects of DustDavid Smith is the owner of Cleaning Services Group, an organisation which performs cleaning duties for a wide range of industries throughout the United Kingdom.

 

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    1. BRB, I have to go clean :) I have lots to keep in mind now that my allergies are kicking up. Many thanks David!

    1. Thank you Tipsy Mermaid, that is very sweet of you – I hope you take good care of yourself as well! :)

    1. I know, that’s why I was so happy to share this valuable information from David. Oddly enough, every Saturday morning our gym would vacuum up the floor, but when doing floor exercises, there were always dust-bunnies. And that’s when you are breathing heavily and the last thing you want. Thankfully, they changed cleaning crews and it improved. Can’t wait to get back to the gym! I hope you are well Otto, stay healthy my friend!

        1. Thank you Otto, yes, thank God, everyone is healthy and we pray for everyone’s health!

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