Gap Fill - House Dust - Level 2


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House dust could make us . Scientists say that people should keep their house to avoid putting on weight. The scientists did on how dust affects mice. They collected dust from 11 houses. Dust from nine of the houses made the mice fatter. The scientists said the house dust changed the in the mice so that they made more fat in their . The scientists said we breathe in and swallow small of dust. A researcher said amounts of dust as as three made the mice fatter.

Dust contains called EDCs. These can change or copy the hormones. They are in sofas and carpets and some , to make them bend . They are also in cosmetics, food , and household cleaners. EDCs are in most houses. Researchers say they can affect our health. Children are at most and can lead to learning . Studies also show that EDCs can increase the risk of cancer and . The researchers said there was a need to look at all the we make so that they do not make us unhealthy.

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