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What Is Dust?
"Dust has everything in there but the kitchen sink," A.J. says. "You've got little bits of clothing, ashes, plant matter and little insect parts—even human skin.

A lot of human skin. A.J. says we each shed one pound of skin a year! "That's what the dust is. And I've got to tell you—there are also dust mites, which love to eat the dust and they love to eat your skin cells. Your mattress has 2 million dust mites in it. So I hope you're able to sleep tonight!"
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FROM: Oprah's Most Burning Questions
Published on September 22, 2006

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