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Are new berber carpets bad for babies health/development due to volatile organic compounds, dust mites, etc?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: In some cases yes...

It's wise for all of us to minimize exposure to voc's & it is wise to esp.
Protect our babies. Voc's come not only from carpets but carpet pads & in many cases the glue used is the greatest source. Fortunately, low voc options for all of these exist. Carpets give off the most voc's in the first weeks after installation so minimizing exposure at that time is esp. Important.See http://bit.Ly/1c27z4f.

In brief: In some cases yes...

It's wise for all of us to minimize exposure to voc's & it is wise to esp.
Protect our babies. Voc's come not only from carpets but carpet pads & in many cases the glue used is the greatest source. Fortunately, low voc options for all of these exist. Carpets give off the most voc's in the first weeks after installation so minimizing exposure at that time is esp. Important.See http://bit.Ly/1c27z4f.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Berber carpets

Yes the carpet can give your child allery symptoms.
I wouldnt encourge your child to crawl on the carpet because of the things you mentioned and because of the wool as well.

In brief: Berber carpets

Yes the carpet can give your child allery symptoms.
I wouldnt encourge your child to crawl on the carpet because of the things you mentioned and because of the wool as well.
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