Is Carpet Making My Allergies Worse?

Did you know?

FACT: The average 6 room home collects 40 pounds of dust each year. – (Discover Magazine)

FACT: 50% of all illnesses are either caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air. (American College of Allergists)

FACT: Most people spend 60-70% of their time indoors. (American Lung Association).

In the past Doctors and Allergists have suggested that the presence of carpet has a negative effect on the allergy or asthma sufferer. However, recent studies have shown that the weight of evidence no longer supports a link between carpet, asthma and allergy symptoms.

In fact, clean, dry, well-maintained carpet actually improves indoor air quality. Researcher and toxicology expert Mitchell Sauerhoff, Ph.D., DABT, reviewed 23 U.S. and international scientific studies and concluded in “Carpet, Asthma and Allergies – Myth or Reality“, that carpet’s alleged negative characteristics are not consistent with current research. In fact, he concludes that the literature on carpet and asthma or allergies confirms that children and adults living with carpet do not have an increased incidence of asthma or allergy.

“Based on the available science, carpet does not cause asthma or allergies and does not increase the incidence or severity of asthma or allergy symptoms. In fact multiple studies have reported fewer allergy and asthma symptoms associated with carpet.”

So weather you choose carpet, tile, or hardwood floors, the important part is to have a consistent and effective cleaning plan in place. Let Buddy’s Carpet Care help you maintain your clean home by scheduling an estimate today!

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