Toxic Carpet Solution? Green Quest #4
Carpeting is a sinkhole of allergens and toxins, and factor in many cases of indoor air pollution and irritants. Toxic chemicals in carpets can range from glues used to attach the carpet to the floor, antimicrobial/fungicidal pesticides, and 4-phenylcyclohexene (4-PC) from latex binders, to volatile organic chemicals.
What is the solution? There is one simple thing you can do that can make all the difference in the world.
By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).