My children are teenagers now, but it seems like yesterday they were toddlers crawling around on the carpet. It makes you wonder about children’s exposure to the chemicals that make up the synthetic materials in carpets. While most of these chemicals pose no risk to human health or the environment (due to their properties and how they are used in the making of consumer products), some do.
Some chemicals used in carpets to resist soil and stains have been found to persist in the environment and bioaccumulate in humans and animals— posing potential long-term health risks. More