Monday, October 22, 2007

Eco-Friendly Flooring

Want to replace your carpets or flooring with a product that's safe for your health and the planet?

EPA studies have shown that indoor pollutant levels can be two to five times higher than they are outside. To find the source of many of these pollutants, just glance down.

Installation of new carpet and flooring can fill the air with hundreds of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including known and suspected carcinogens like formaldehyde and benzene. It can take years for these substances to dissipate.

In addition, carpets are often treated with toxic chemicals for mothproofing or to repel soil and moisture. Carpeting is also notorious for trapping toxic lawn chemicals, VOCs, and allergens tracked in from outside.

Get the scoop on what to buy and where to buy it. Once you know what you're looking for you can find local stores that sell it. These products are becoming quite the trend.

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