A carpet allergy does not exist

Asthma and allergies have been on the increase for over 50 years.
In the EU, 1 person out of 4 is affected by allergies.

What are allergies?

An allergy is an over-reaction of the immune system to some extracorporal substances.
While many people consider an allergy to be a reaction to synthetic chemicals, it is more often a reaction to natural substances, specifically proteins from pollen, foodstuffs or bee-stings. The hair of cats, dogs and horses can also be allergens.

What is known?

Nobody knows the cause for allergies with any certainty.
New scientific work suggests allergies are a complex illness. Recent research has put forward many new hypotheses as to the development of allergies and asthma:

(Quelle: Royal Society of Edinburgh - 2003)

 

All the negative arguments brought against carpet have been proven wrong

 

Allergies and flooring: the Swedish experience
The Swedish experience has proven that allergies are not related to the presence of carpet: allergies increased threefold between 1975 and 1995, despite carpets being removed and replaced by hard floors in more than 70% of
bedrooms.

(Source: Swedish Institute for Fibre and Polymer Research)

Allergies and flooring in Sweden

(Source: Swedish Statistical Central Bureau)