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Why does dust smell bad?

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Yes it can. Have you ever been to an elderly person's home that shows neglect? The musty, moldy smell you sometimes notice comes from different sources in the home with dust being one of them. A great amount of dust on furniture can cause a sour, musty smell.

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If dust is made up of skin cells is the bad odour comming from the skin cells rotting?

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