A Holiday Guest Is Leaving Dangerous Poop in Your Couch

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Did you know that that that by simply plopping into the seat of a car or airplane, you can unknowingly pick up dust mites—microscopic 8-legged arthropods that eat the dead parts of our bodies such as skin scales, dandruff flakes, and hair. Dust mites are eyeless, headless, and heartless, yet they’re expert travelers. They’ve been trekking around the world for 400 million years; in the modern era, they travel fast and in style, stowing away inside our seat cushions, luggage, and clothes, causing trigger allergies in about a billion people. But we aren’t allergic to the buggers themselves. We’re allergic to their poop. Read Full Story

 

 

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