Posted by: Tamer Atya | February 12, 2009

Carpets are the perfect solution for good healthily living

In the past, carpet has been unfairly singled out for its alleged association with dust and allergies. However those views are little more than urban myths.

For allergy and asthma suffers, the critical issue is the amount of dust and allergens present in the air they breathe.

A recent study by the German Asthma and Allergy Foundation (ALLERGIE konkret 2/2005) found that wall-to-wall carpet reduces dust in the air to half that found above hard flooring surfaces.

Fine dust concentration Particulates (µg/m3)
Fine dust concentration with hard floor covering 62.9
European Safe Limit Standard 50.0
Fine dust concentration with carpet floor covering 30.4

(Ref: German Allergie and Asthma Bund, Media Release 18 June 2005)

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