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Report: Glass, Fat, Starch Found In New York City Air

(credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

(credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Brace yourself for this one, but don’t breathe in too deeply. A study of New York’s air finds all sorts of particles from fungus to fat, and even dead skin cells.

The New York Daily News study found that each breath you take in the city might include spores, bacteria, pollens, glass, starch and fat.

1010 WINS’ Sally Ann Mosey reports

New York residents are fully aware of the different smells in the city.

Barry Holiday, a 20-year New York resident, said he is not surprised by the report’s findings.

“Down on 14th street they have a different smell near the fish market,” Holiday told 1010 WINS’ Sally Ann Mosey.

The Daily News report also revealed hair particles floating around in Williamsburg.

The average adult takes 20 breaths a minute which translates to 28,800 breaths a day.

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