Stapleton study shows chemicals in house dust may trigger receptor linked to obesity

Stapleton study shows chemicals in house dust may trigger receptor linked to obesity

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Recently published in Environmental Science & Technology, analysis by Stapleton’s co-author, Duke PhD student Mingliang Fang, showed that 28 of 30 semi-volatile compounds commonly found in indoor dust were “weak or moderate” PPARgamma agonists – meaning they could bind to and activate the receptor. https://nicholas.duke.edu/news/chemicals-house-dust-may-trigger-receptor-linked-obesity