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Old 05-13-2015, 11:33 PM
 
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Ever since I ran into a small bedbug problem in my home, I have been very sensitive to my surroundings in my apartment. I don't know if its been like this for a while or I just noticed it, but there is a lot of visible dust floating around my apartment. Like if I turn the flashlight on my phone on and point it anywhere, I will see dust swirling around. And sometimes I notice small fiber like threads that are airborne.

Now, I'm not saying theres a super thick cloud of dust in my apartment thats making it hard to breathe like its a construction site, but it doesn't seem normal. When I stroke my leg hairs and arm hairs, dandruff comes out, but it may also be the dust settling on my body. I've never had dandruff problems, but again, maybe I'm just noticing these things.

I live in a old pre war building, and have some paint chipping on the walls and whatnot, but its not nearly as bad as some homes I've been in with destroyed walls and furniture and whatnot and dogs running around that walk around outside barefoot, and people that walk around their homes with shoes on.

So I would like to please ask you guys to turn the flashlight on your phones, or grab an actual flashlight, and point it at any direction, and please tell me if you see any noticeable dust floating around. Am I driving myself crazy for no reason or do I have a problem?

I don't have central air or air ducts or anything like that so my windows control air flow, and I realize a good deal of dust is coming through them from outside. But if I close all my windows that mean no air flow at all and that cant be good either.
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:08 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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You serious? You've only just noticed the world is full of dust and lint? This has been the case since the dawn of time and you don't need to use a flashlight. You can see them when sunlight shines through a window. There's no escaping it. It is everywhere.
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:20 AM
 
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It's completely normal....

They sell air purifiers if it would make you feel better. I'm not sure how well they work, but you can check out reviews on amazon.
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:24 AM
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Ever since I ran into a small bedbug problem in my home, I have been very sensitive to my surroundings in my apartment. I don't know if its been like this for a while or I just noticed it, but there is a lot of visible dust floating around my apartment. Like if I turn the flashlight on my phone on and point it anywhere, I will see dust swirling around. And sometimes I notice small fiber like threads that are airborne.

Now, I'm not saying theres a super thick cloud of dust in my apartment thats making it hard to breathe like its a construction site, but it doesn't seem normal. When I stroke my leg hairs and arm hairs, dandruff comes out, but it may also be the dust settling on my body. I've never had dandruff problems, but again, maybe I'm just noticing these things.

I live in a old pre war building, and have some paint chipping on the walls and whatnot, but its not nearly as bad as some homes I've been in with destroyed walls and furniture and whatnot and dogs running around that walk around outside barefoot, and people that walk around their homes with shoes on.

So I would like to please ask you guys to turn the flashlight on your phones, or grab an actual flashlight, and point it at any direction, and please tell me if you see any noticeable dust floating around. Am I driving myself crazy for no reason or do I have a problem?

I don't have central air or air ducts or anything like that so my windows control air flow, and I realize a good deal of dust is coming through them from outside. But if I close all my windows that mean no air flow at all and that cant be good either.
I absolutely cannot believe you've never seen this when a shaft of sunlight comes in the room. Troll.
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I think you need to get out of the apartment for a little...
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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If you had a bedbug problem that would make me a little crazy too. Not only is there dust floating in the air but lots of pollution as well. I clean once a week and when I wipe my windowsill the cloth comes off with black. I just try not to think of that accumulating in my lungs.
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:46 AM
 
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I've noticed this white flaky stuff falling out of the sky when it gets cold and it always covers my driveway. Is that normal?
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:22 AM
 
Location: USA
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yeah
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Old 05-14-2015, 01:57 PM
 
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Believe it or not, I'm not trolling. I guess the bedbugs episode drove me insane, especially because I put a lot of effort into keeping my home clean. And in certain settings, like shops or whatever, which are highly ventilated and brightly lit, I don't necessarily see the dust as well as I do in my apartment so I began to think maybe my home isn't aired out properly. Like I said, I'm very sensitive to my surroundings now. I go outside and clearly see every little airborne speck

As soon as I'm done fixing my place up I plan to purchase a couple of air filters and see if it makes a difference. But thanks for making me feel like my home isn't abnormal.
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Old 05-14-2015, 05:48 PM
 
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It's normal. Most of it is skin cells that flaked off of people.
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