Where does dust come from? [changed title]

Is there a way to stop or lessen the accumulation of dust? I am not even sure what causes this mysterious alien powder. I dust and dust and the next day the vile devil’s talcum reappears! This is extremely annoying and causes me great personal insecurity. Maybe the apartment I live in contributes to the dust? I live on the first floor of an older 3 flat building with an unfinished basement directly below me. The heat in the building is all radiator. Am I doomed? Do I need to move to a plastic bubble or buy one of those deluxe, gas powered leaf blowers? HELP!:smack:

Anti-static spray should repel the dust, and leave a highly polished surface behind. Welcome to the boards…

Dust comes from the walls, the ceiling, the outdoors, and you. Everything falls apart, mote by mote. Yes, you’re doomed.


Welcome to the SDMB.

It helps to have descriptive titles. I’ve changed the title of this thread for you.

DrMatrix - General Questions Moderator

Thanks for the welcome! Glad to be here.

IIRC, most house dust, absent some other, obvious source (like living next door to a quarry), consists of tiny, tiny flakes of shed human skin. Have you considered having yourself bronzed?