Toxic substances found in carpets: Report



A new report reveals the presence of toxic substances in most of the carpets manufactured in the country. Toxic chemicals detected have been linked to cancer, hormone disruption, respiratory disease, heart attacks, strokes, asthma, and immune and developmental health problems in children.

The report by Ecology Center (EC), Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), and Changing Markets Foundation (CM) also outlines strategies to better protect human health and the environment by designing healthier carpet, increasing product transparency, and enabling safer carpet recycling. 

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