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Wool and Allergies

There is no reason why asthmatic and allergy sensitive people cannot enjoy the comfort and beauty of Karastan wool carpets and rugs.

Karastan chooses to use New Zealand wool over other wool types because it offers superior advantages:

  • Wool fibers are too long and too coarse to be inhaled and therefore do not affect asthma sufferers.
  • Wool is a non-allergenic fiber and does not promote the growth of bacteria or dust mites, or give off harmful emissions.
  • Dust mites live mainly in beds and upholstery, which have the right conditions of temperature and humidity; carpets are too cold, too dry, and too exposed to light.
  • Wool contributes to indoor air purity because it absorbs air pollutants and gases faster and better than nylon.
  • Cumulative evidence strongly suggests that carpets have a beneficial effect on people’s health, provided they are maintained regularly and properly.