Asthma & Allergies
People with Asthma and Allergies Can Enjoy Carpet, Too
A misperception is that people with asthma and allergies should avoid carpet in the home. Actually, the opposite is true. Studies prove that properly cleaned carpet can help reduce symptoms and is the best flooring choice for those dealing with asthma and allergies.
Know the Facts
Carpet acts as a passive air filter, trapping dust, pollen and other particles and removing them from the breathing zone. Studies show that people with asthma and allergies have seen symptoms improve with carpet.
These studies include:
The childhood asthma study concluded that carpet does not cause or increase the symptoms of asthma and allergies.
The Airmid study revealed that effectively cleaned carpets can trap allergens and other particles, removing them from the breathing zone, and reducing their circulation in the air.
The DAAB study proved that carpet can reduce airborne dust by 50% of that found above hard flooring surfaces.
Green Label Plus
The carpet and rug institute's green label plus indoor air quality standard identifies carpet, adhesive and cushion products that meet or exceed government indoor air quality regulations and are among the lowest voc-emitting products on the market. All mohawk carpets are cri green label plus certified.