What about my Allergies?
The medical community and carpet cleaning
industry are at opposite ends of the spectrum in
regards to how carpet can play a role in improving
the air quality of indoor areas, as the medical community
is still of the impression that carpet causes more problems
in homes and buildings than any other surface.
Julie Raggozzino,R.N. with Albany Ear, Nose &
Throat Services, Albany, NY, recommends that her
patients have all carpets removed from their homes.
She says that carpets hold animal dander, dust,
dust mites and mold particles ( which carpet cleaning
pros say is actually proof that carpets are most beneficial
than hardwood floors ), and can harm people that have
" Carpet just adds so much to the environment as far
as allergy exposure goes," says Raggozzino. " If a person
does have carpet and has the financial ability to remove it,
we recommend that they remove it, especially in their bedroom
where they spend eight hours a day."