Why Bamboo Rugs Are Good for You

You already know that bamboo rugs are an organic, beautiful, and life-altering addition to your home. But have you ever asked yourself why you feel an irresistible compulsion to purchase one or more bamboo rugs for your living space(s)? Sure, bamboo is a sleek and modern alternative to stuffy and traditional wool or cotton rugs, but their appeal extends further than that. Bamboo doesn’t just look good. It is good — for you and the other carbon life-forms with which you co-habitate!

It’s pretty simple rationale. As a natural material free of chemical treatments, bamboo doesn’t contain any VOCs — volatile organic compounds. “Volatile” in this sense just means “easily evaporated at normal temperatures.” So particles of some solids and liquids — including substances commonly used in the making of home furnishings — are prone to evaporating into the air around you, where you are likely to breathe them in nike air max running shoes. The problem is, while these compounds might be pretty harmless to humans in their solid form, we’re not exactly supposed to ingest them.

Examples of VOCs include cleaning supplies, paints and paint strippers, glues, and permanent markers. You can probably recall the distinct chemical aroma of each of these things. We’ve all sniffed a marker once and again, or painted a room. We know we’re not supposed to inhale too deeply or for too long, and, according to the US EPA, that’s because VOCs are capable of wreaking quite a bit of havoc, including “eye, nose, and throat irritation; headaches, loss of coordination, nausea; damage to liver, kidney, and central nervous system.”

Light Brown Bamboo Rug

Light Brown Bamboo Rug from Natural Rug Co

The article goes on to state that, at present, “not much is known about what health effects occur from the levels of organics usually found in homes.” Effects on the human body depend on an array of variables, including the length of time exposed and the particular compound in question cheap new balance shoes 574. But, hey, why risk subjecting yourself, your roommate, your pets, and/or your family to potentially dangerous chemicals when there’s a safe and perfectly natural alternative?

Ready to start shopping for an eco-friendly bamboo rug of your very own? Visit Natural Rug Co. 


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