Dust Bunnies Make You Sick
Video of the Week #71, November 29th, 2012:
From: Worse Than Bedbugs, It's the Couch Itself
by Kalliopi Monoyios at Guest Blog
Audio and production: Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato
, Video: Isha Soni, Artwork: Marissa Fessenden.
Dust bunnies are seriously dangerous. Those tiny globs of grime are much more than simple household nuisances. They can contain noxious flame retardant chemicals that leak out of living room furniture like couches. Once free of the upholstery, these toxins are especially harmful to children and pets, acting as carcinogens and endocrine disruptors.
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