Toxics in Carpets in the European Union

Swept under the rug: new report reveals toxics in European carpets threatening health, environment and circular economy
Jessica Onyshko
Rob Hewlett
Publication Date
March, 2018
United Kingdom
Language for original content
Genon Jensen

Toxic substances linked to a range of adverse health impacts can be present in carpets sold in the European Union, the European Public Health Alliance and the Health and Environment Alliance warned today following a new study by Anthesis. The study identifies over 59 hazardous substances found in carpets sold in the EU, including endocrine disruptors and carcinogens, linked to serious health conditions such as cancers, learning disabilities and fertility problems.