Let there be light

Good Health Choices - - Be Informed -

Let­ting plenty of sun­shine into our homes isn’t just good for our state of mind – not to men­tion our home de­sign – it ac­tu­ally keeps you healthy. Re­searchers at the Univer­sity of Ore­gon ex­posed dusty, doll­house-sized rooms to ei­ther day­light through reg­u­lar glass, UV light or to­tal dark­ness. Af­ter 90 days – the length of time dust can hang around, even af­ter vac­u­um­ing – they found that those rooms ex­posed to day­light and UV light had about half the vi­able bac­te­ria (those that are able to grow) com­pared to the dark rooms.

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