Ways to Eliminate New Carpet Smell

Many people have felt unwell following having new carpets installed in their home or offices, according to a study. This has been blamed to the adhesives and chemicals that manufacturers use to create the carpets.

4 – PC

4-PC is a substance used in the latex support of carpets. The chemical is strongest in new carpets and is used in 95 percent of all carpets in accordance with Absolute Air Cleaners and Purifiers. This chemical is able to cause eye, nose and respiratory problems.

Dyes and Sprays

Dyes and sprays in new carpets are as well potentially dangerous. Majority of the dyes are artificial, and a number of carpets are sprayed with impermanent finishes that can cause respiratory difficulties.

Fire Retardants

Majority of carpets contain a chemical called PBDE, which aids in the prevention of spreading fire. This chemical has been associated with thyroid damage and can cause difficulties to the immune system and brain development in humans.

Released Chemicals

Certain new carpets actually release chemicals out to the air of your home or office. Examples of these chemicals are acetone, benzene, ethyl benzene, formaldehyde, and toluene. These chemicals cause eyes, nose and throat irritations, as said by a 1995 research published in the Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine.


Sorry to say, those that are most vulnerable to the dangers of new carpet smells are those who are closest to the floor and those who spend a lot of time on them. Susceptible persons are young children and pets. Children are more susceptible owing to their youth and weak immune system and because they spend more time all around the carpet.

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