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#1 of 4 Old 12-11-2001, 02:41 PM - Thread Starter
 
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hi, I am getting new carpets(bummer hard woods aren't an option), and was wondering if anyone experienced buying any environmentally friendly carpet? Anything else I should watch out for or ask? thank you, sarah
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We are getting new carpet tomorrow, and a friend who used to do research on harmful carpet outgassing had these suggestions...

1. Stay out of the house while carpet is being installed.

2. Leave as many windows open as possible and use fans to increase air flow (not feasible for some winter climates, I know.)

3. Put a few healthy plants in the rooms you have carpeted. Some of her evidence showed that the plants showed signs of decreasing health before people were affected.
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You can buy all natural organic carpeting and matting, though it is a bit more expensive it would be worth it. Check it out here:
http://www.ecobaby.com/catalog/produ...5Fid=EARCARPET

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thank you for the info!
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