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Wool Carpet Can Help With Allergies!

March 15, 2016


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It’s March and winds are blowing all over the place.¬† We’ve got your Nor’Easter in the East, Norther in the Midwest, Chinook in the¬†Rockies, Santa Ana, Diablo, and Sundowner winds here in California. There’s Taku in Alaska and, to the farthest of the far west, are the Pali and Kona Winds of Hawaii. You can also throw in occasional gales, cyclones, twisters, and dust devils just to make sure we’re paying attention. Well, with all this wind, there’s all manner of debris flying around pretty much all the time, which makes it nice to know that carpets of 100% pure wool can help out. Here’s how: Wool has an amazing ability to attract and hold airborne pollutants such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, among other niceties. It also attracts dust particles, pollen, and other allergens and holds them in place until they can be harmlessly vacuumed away. Cumulative evidence strongly suggests that carpets of 100% pure wool have a beneficial effect on people’s health. Not long ago, a major European Community Respiratory Health study of nearly 20,000 people at 30 centers in 17 countries concluded that wall-to-wall installations of wool carpets in bedrooms were associated with dramatically reduced incidents of allergy and asthmatic symptoms. This effect was consistent over all 30 centers studied. So when spring winds blow, tell your customers to buy some wool carpet and quit wasting money on Allerest, Clariton, and Flonase.

Taken from UCL News – March 2016