Carpets and rugs can provide a pleasant feeling of coziness to your home. However, carpets and rugs have one issue, they are one of the biggest contributors to toxin exposure in the home. In fact, it has been determined that carpets are one of the largest contributors to PFAS exposures, especially in young children.
Carpets are one of the most trafficked areas of the home. It is no wonder that there are so many toxins found in the fibers of carpet located throughout the home. The older a carpet is, the more likely it is to be toxic. This is why it is important to make sure that you are having your carpets cleaned on a regular basis. Vacuuming regularly is important, but a deep clean is needed at least once or twice each year.
Even if you are cleaning your carpets regularly, if the carpets are older, there is a good chance that there are some toxins residing in the fibers. It is important to replace your carpeting in your home, especially if you or anyone in your family is experiencing unexplained illnesses such as sinus infections. Getting rid of the carpet could be the best way to keep your family healthy.