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AUSTIN, TX — A 2004 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study indicated that the numbers of people who are suffering from the adverse affects of asthma has witnessed an upsurge in recent years, particularly among children, according to a press release.
Unbeknownst to most homeowners, one of the primary culprits aiding in the spread of asthmatic conditions is, literally, right beneath their feet hiding in their carpets, the release stated.
According to the release, carpets are reservoirs of environmental problems from dust and dirt to allergens and mold, and the impact of these toxins on the indoor air quality of a home can be significant, but cleaning it with harsh chemicals presents another host of issues that may adversely affect the health of the building’s inhabitants.
"Carpet cleaning companies using environmentally sound methods are noticing the results in cleaner buildings, and healthier occupants, visitors and staff members," said Ed Sisk, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of XL North.
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