Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Call for a clean sweep to rid children of allergenic carpets

Fitted carpets should be excluded from houses where children suffer from asthma, and should not be used at all in schools, research carried out for the Healthy Flooring Network shows. Carpets harbour dust mite allergen, the greatest trigger of childhood asthma.

Already a subscriber? Login here or activate your digital account