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The Removal of Indoor Air Contaminants by Wool Textiles



Indoor air pollutants can lead to discomfort, reduced productivity of employees and even ill health. Research by AgResearch scientists has revealed that wool carpets significantly improve indoor air quality by rapidly absorbing the common pollutants formaldehyde, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Not only does wool neutralise these contaminants more quickly and completely than synthetic carpet fibres, wool does not re-emit them, even when heated. Wool carpet may continue purifying the air for up to 30 years.
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