Eliminating Toxics in Carpet: Lessons for the Future of Recycling

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Eliminating Toxics in Carpets: Lessons for the Future of Recyclinga new report by the Healthy Building Network (HBN), calls for eliminating over 40 highly toxic chemicals in carpets that threaten public health and impede recycling. These toxics are known to cause respiratory disease, heart attacks, strokes, asthma, and immune and developmental health problems in children. The report outlines strategies to protect public health and the environment by eliminating these hazardous chemicals from carpets, increasing carpet recycling rates, and improving product transparency.

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