Dust isn’t made up of just lint, pollen, skin cells, and animal dander. That sniffle-inducing soot may also contain 45 potentially toxic that have been associated with health problems, including cancer and central-nervous-system damage.


Clean, dry, soft cloths or feather dusters will effectively remove dust; however, to avoid scattering the dust into the air, where it floats until landing back on furniture surfaces, dampen the cloth very slightly.

Start at the top -- dusting the ceiling, ceiling fans, and ceiling lights. Work your way down the walls and onto the furniture. Don't forget books, house plants, and blinds.

If possible, take house plants outside and blast them with compressed air.

Finish it off with a vacuum and you'll be breathing easier in no-time.

What You'll Need
AmazonBasics Microfiber Cleaning Cloth - 24-Pack
$13.00 The soft microfiber used in these cloths is super absorbent and made to trap dirt, grime, and other particles without leaving any lint or streak residue behind or scratching paints, coats, or other surfaces. The soft, non-abrasive microfiber material can absorb eight times its own weight and doesn't require any chemicals to clean.
Pure Care Microfiber Feather Duster with Extension Pole
$18.00 Lightweight, Washable, Extendable, Hypoallergenic, Lint Free Dusters for Cleaning Ceiling Fan, Blinds, Cobwebs, Baseboards
Pure Enrichment PureZone 3-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier
$99.00 PureZone safely sanitizes the air in your home or office in a few short hours making it more breathable, enjoyable, and even healthier. The sleek, modern design complements any decor and is fully customizable with three speed settings and an automatic timer to conserve energy and extend the life of the 3-in-1 air filter.