NGOs urge EU to take action over toxic carpets

The EU should bring forward coherent policies to ensure carpets are toxic-free and recyclable, environmental health NGOs have said in a report published today

The EU should bring forward coherent policies to ensure carpets are toxic-free and recyclable, environmental health NGOs have said in a report published today.

The Anthesis study was commissioned by NGOs European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL).

The study identifies more than 59 hazardous substances found in carpets sold in the EU, including endocrine disruptors and carcinogens, which are linked to serious health conditions such as cancers, learning disabilities and fertility problems.

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