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Cut all the cals you want; ac­cord­ing to re­search out of Duke Univer­sity in North Carolina, it’s your dusty space that’s keep­ing the scale from budg­ing. Par­ti­cles of dust were de­ter­mined to in­clude en­docrine-dis­rupt­ing chem­i­cals that can mimic or al­ter the body’s hor­mone pro­duc­tion—even when only small amounts of dust are in­gested, in­haled or ab­sorbed by the skin. Ph­tha­lates, which are added to plas­tics for flex­i­bil­ity, as well as flame re­tar­dants were also cause for con­cern in this re­search.

BLAST DUST WITH THESE IN­NO­VA­TIVE OP­TIONS. 1. Rowenta In­tense Pure Air ($400, rowenta.ca) fea­tures a patented tech­nol­ogy that fil­ters and de­stroys formalde­hyde, which can be found in house­hold items like fur­ni­ture. 2. Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link ($700, dyson­canada.ca) fil­ters 99.97 per­cent of par­ti­cles as small as 0.3 mi­crons. (House­hold dust can range from .05 to 100 mi­crons.)

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