24 Jun '11, 11am

Green Cleaning Your Dirty Carpets

Green Cleaning Your Dirty Carpets

Domestic eco-diva and greenie mom Alison Lara tackles everyday household dilemmas and solutions for leading a more sustainable lifestyle. Photo: Flickr/adriagarcia I’m no carpet lady. Even though the stuff covers most of the floors in our home, I’d much prefer wood, bamboo, cork, cement – pretty much any surface that doesn’t become embedded with dust, hair, allergens and the other flotsam and jetsam tracked in by city living. Why should you care? Well, if you’ve got carpet, I’ve got news: your floors are filthy, too, and they might be making you sick. Find your local recycling solution for carpet Carpet is the biggest contributor in your home to poor indoor air quality. Leaving shoes at the door helps, as does a HEPA filter vacuum used more than once a week, but carpet is notorious for collecting detritus. Add offgassing adhesive and non-natural fibers, and you’ve got your...

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