• Phil Minshall

Carpet Harbors Pollutants

Many of us spend the majority of our time indoors, yet we seldom reflect on how our indoor air quality might be negatively affecting us. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) inside air is 2 - 5 times more polluted than the air found outdoors.

Some of the most common types of impurities found in carpets include dust mites, particle pollution, pet dander (from all animals), cockroach allergens, lead, and dirt. Common household cleaners and pesticides can contribute to poor indoor air quality, even when used sparingly. Such toxins can become airborne during vacuuming and renovations, and can also be triggered by ordinary daily activities, likes walking or sitting.

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