It is a vicious circle, keeping the glass in a cabinet keeps it clean and safe but at risk of decay - keep it in open air and it gets dirty and is at greater risk of accidental damage.
In general this does not seem to be a destructive problem in the short term. A dry atmosphere is helpful but very difficult to achieve for most people, all glass cabinets may seem to be a solution, but what about the polutants released from the silica used to join the pieces. My own glass cabinets are a shop display cube system in which panels of glass clip together without glue. It has the advantage of free air flow and unlimited builkding combinations... downside, the dust gets in as easily as in the open!
Also some of the reactions desribed in the various references have a time factor, so not too irregular cleanings will tend to prevent the chemical reactions that cause additional damage.
When mentioning pieces of glass with these problems, please indicate colour and origin if known - it might lead to a deeper understanding.