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OCT 02, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Bacteria, Mold Found In Vacuum Dust

Think the dust created by your vacuum only contains harmless hair and dust bunnies? A new study suggests more nefarious organisms could be lurking. The study, published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, shows that mold and bacteria -- with some bacteria even carrying antibiotic resistance genes, as well as the Clostridium botulinum toxin gene -- are present in aerosolized vacuum dust. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Queensland, the Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Quebec, and the Universite Laval. "Human skin and hair have ... Read More

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