Dyson has announced the results of its annual Global Dust Study that examines cleaning habits and behaviors and explains the understanding of household dust and its potential impact on our well-being. The study, conducted by 32,282 respondents from 33 countries around the world, showed that 95 percent of people are cleaning their homes as much, if not more, than last year to ensure a clean and healthy space. People are worried about this. Cleaning their homes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In India, 46 percent of Indians have significantly increased their cleaning frequency and 2 out of 3 Indians clean their homes 5-7 times a week, the most frequent in the entire Asia Pacific region. Indians are less reactive cleaners than the rest of the world, with only 1 in 3 Indians seeing dust on their floors prompting them to clean, compared to the global average of 40 percent.
“It is a cause for concern if people clean only when they notice visible dust on the floor as many dust particles are microscopic in size. In fact, as long as people can see the dust in the house, there is a high probability of having dust mites in your home. Monica Stuckgen, research scientist in microbiology at Dyson, said in a statement.
What is surprising is that while Indians clean the area most often, 40 percent of them consider the dust relatively harmless. However, this may be due to a lack of awareness about household dust, although at least 1 person in 69 percent of Indian households suffers from dust-related health problems.
29% of Indians were surprised that skin flakes are a component of household dust. 22 percent of Indians were unaware that household dust could contain virus particles. 21 percent of Indians were unaware that pet allergens that cause pet-related allergies could be found in household dust. 35 percent of Indians thought that household dust was mostly made up of clay and sand.
First published on BGR India after Dyson announced the results of its annual global dust study for 2022.