BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — New research suggests the dust in your house could make you gain weight. Researchers at Duke University say chemicals found in some common household products like laundry detergents, paint and cosmetics can attach themselves to dust particles and trigger the development of fat cells.
Researchers collected about 200 samples for their project. They found two-thirds of the dust extracts were able to promote fat cell development. The research specifically looked at the impact the dust had on children.
You can read more about the study here.