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The Carpet and Rug Institute(CRI) tests for chemical emissions. You can find information on the back of carpet samples showing whether that carpet meets the chemical emissions standards as required by CRI. Look for the label showing the carpet passes the dust and pollen emissions test.

The single most effective thing you to do for allergy sufferers is vacuum often. There is no allergy free carpet. People are allergic to all types of things that could be found in the fibers, the pad, the glue, etc. No flooring is considered allergy free, not just carpets.

Most people are allergic to the allergens that collect on the carpet such as dust, pollens, pet dander, etc. Keeping the carpet clean helps eleviate their response to the allergens.

Kids have been shown to benefit with a reduction in allergies from hard surfaces instead of carpet simply because they tend to be in contact with the carpet more than adults and because hard surfaces do not hold on to the dust as much. Kids play on the floor and therefore are more prone to come in contact with things that irritate them.

McCall's suggests carpet in allergy friendly materials such as olefin, nylon, and polypropelene. You can find many rugs or flooring that enhance any decor and any hard surface.

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