What is house dust and how does it affect human health? Four Austrian companies launch a cross-disciplinary research project

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Dust is a collective term to describe the wide variety of organic and inorganic particles
that can accumulate in the home, school, office, or other closed environment. Europe-
ans, on average, spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. When e.g. w
ing around, dust particles are being stirred up into the air. Humans then breathe in
these particles or absorb them through their skin. Reason enough to conduct a thor-

ough study to fully understand its composition and its effects on the human body.

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