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A Vast Majority of the World’s Population Breathes Unsafe Air
Catherine Offord | Apr 17, 2018
A new report estimates that 95 percent of people live in areas with dangerously high levels of fine particulate matter such as dust and soot.
Microorganisms Make a House a Home?
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 26, 2015
The fungal and bacterial communities in household dust can reveal some details about a building’s inhabitants.
Dogs, Dust Microbes, and Allergies
Ed Yong | Dec 16, 2013
Dust-borne bacteria from houses with dogs can prevent allergies in mice by changing their gut microbes.
The Martian Tempest
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 26, 2012
NASA scientists are closely watching a dust storm on Mars that threatens to go global and interfere with rovers on the planet’s surface.
Dogs May Guard Against Asthma
Hayley Dunning | Jul 3, 2012
Mice become immune to a virus associated with childhood asthma when exposed to dust from homes that have dogs.