Abstract: Properly cleaned carpet can improve indoor air quality and reduce airborne particulates and allergens, according to a report by the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). The studies show that carpet can act as a filter to trap dust, dirt and allergens, compared to a hard flooring material where particulates can redistribute into the environment and affect air quality. The report showcased research compiled by a manufacturer of cleaning equipment which includes Green Seal certified products. A Green Building News article discusses the report.
Source: Green Building News
Read the complete article: http://www.greenbuildingnews.com/articles/2012/03/21/clean-carpet-benefits-iaq