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2001-08-01
GLAMOUR AGAINST CARPETS GROWS STRONGER
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2001-03-22
TOO TOXIC TO TALK ABOUT - HFN CONDEMNS GOVERNMENT REPORT ON PVC
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2001-02-27
POISONS UNDERFOOT - CARPETS AND VINYL LINKED TO INDOOR POLLUTION
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About The Healthy Flooring Network
Healthy Flooring Network is a new alliance of individuals and organisations concerned about health, asthma and allergies.
The network aims to raise awareness of the links between fitted carpets, PVC flooring and health and to encourage and promote alternatives.
[Read the Statement of Concern]

The two most popular choices for flooring in the
UK, fitted carpets and PVC/vinyl, have the most
potential to damage our health.
[See Information]

Fitted Carpets. Fitted carpets harbour dust
which leads to a build of of dust mite allergen,
and pet allergens, both important triggers for
asthma and other allergies.[See Reports]
Dust also absorbs toxic pollutants from the
indoor and outdoor environments.

PVC flooring.  PVC is a major source of toxic
substances in the environment.Substances in
PVC have been linked with various health
effects, including allergic diseases.
[See Information]

Alternatives.  Smooth floorings are
recommended as the alternative to fitted
carpets.A variety of healthy, PVC-free
alternatives are available, including wooden
floors, linoleum, and cork, which can be
combined with loose rugs for comfort.
[See Information]