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12 May 2011

Shed skin may cut air pollution

The flakes of human skin in household dust may help reduce indoor air pollution, according to new research.

The flakes of human skin in household dust may help reduce indoor air pollution, according to new research.

"It is only within the last five years that we've grown to appreciate the central role that squalene (from human skin oil) plays in oxidation chemistry within indoor environments," the study authors said in a news release from the American Chemical Society.

 

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