Fiber Hygiene : The Facts
Carpet and fabric have the ability to filter air. Like any other fabric, they must be cleaned. If they are not
cleaned, they discharge back into the air concentrated amounts of the impurities they are designed to filter.
These soft surfaces capture a great number of impurities, including:
A multitude of microorganisms, including germs, bacteria, dust mite feces, molds and spores.
Organic substances such as food, cellulose, hair, skin and decaying plant cells.
Inorganic substances such as solvents, detergents and pollutants.
People in today’s buildings are having chemical responses to these substances. They create respiratory
conditions, skin reactions and headaches, all leading to greatly increased absenteeism, decreased productivity
and other problems associated with “Sick Building Syndrome”.
SOURCE: CFR Fabric Hygiene Seminar