Indoor air quality: vacuum clean and breathe!
Anti-allergen solution:Carpet reduces Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
We spend 90% of our time in buildings which are better insulated than before, thustrapping more VOCs. Occasional or prolonged exposure to certain VOCs can entailhealth risks. The GUT association has been working on these issues since 1990, and now requires carpet VOC emissions to be lower than 250µg/m3 over 3 days, while the acceptable limit in Germany since 2007 is 10,000µg/m3. Carpets with the GUT label therefore have VOC emission levels far lower than other existing benchmarks.
Reduce fine particles
The average concentration of fine dust in the air is two times lower with acarpet than with a hard floor (according to a German study carried out by the DAAB*)! Thanks to its filter effect, carpets are the only type of floor covering available today which prevent the release of dust, and therefore allergens, into the air.
The filtering effect of carpets acts to contain dust which would otherwise be inhaled and trapped in the respiratory system.
*Deutscher Allergie-und Asthmabund e.V.: : german allergy and asthma association.
DID YOU KNOW?
The health prevention strategy drawn up by the French association for clinical research in allergies and asthma (ARCAA), supported by the French rug and carpet trade union (UFTM), of which Balsan is an active member, is breathing new life into carpets. The bibliographical study conducted on the ecology of dust mites in the home by doctors from the ARCAA established the following key scientific data on carpet use: The presence of dust mites is linked to beds, which is their ecological niche. Carpets are not a favourable breeding ground for them. There are far fewer dust mites in carpets than there are in beds. Dust mites are almost non-existent in office carpets. There's a single common sense answer to beating dust mites: maintenance!