Just thought I would tell you about our experience. We bought a new carpet and due to the smell from the carpet and the filaments that came off the carpet both my and my partners breathing were affected. I have stage 4 lung cancer and my partner has had asthma since he was a child.
We thought we were treating ourselves to a natural new wool carpet but it has turned into a nightmare. I started to cough regularly and it affected by breathing. My partners breathing was affected too and he was treated with steroids, antibiotics and an inhaler. We were so poorly that we had to move out of our house for a week, leave the windows open even when we weren't about and have the carpet removed.
I thought I would post this to make people think before buying a new carpet. It's not an experience I want anyone else to have to go through unnecessarily. The effect of the carpet on your health, the cost of the carpet and staying elsewhere and the effect of all the disruption on your health too.
I have spoken to someone today who had a similar experience, she had recarpeted several rooms in her home and had to move out for 6 weeks to live with her son, whilst her carpets settled in. She said she was prescribed five lots of antibiotics during this time!!
Anyone else had similar experiences?
Best wishes X