Your Filthy Habits May Just Save Your Life

Good news! You never have to dust again: “The dead cells that slough off your skin every day pile up in the dust that collects around your home. But this grimy-sounding stuff actually helps clean the air indoors, according to new research. Oil associated with dead skin cells removes the pollutant ozone, a molecule made up of three oxygen atoms. In fact the oil, squalene, reduces indoor ozone levels by about 2 to 15 percent. Its molecules contain six double bonds between carbon atoms, and these bonds interact with — and break apart — ozone.” The article actually goes on to say that “this doesn’t mean you should stop dusting,” but I’m just going to ignore that because I think the Science there is flawed. Also, ewww.