This document contains the current opinion of Greg Galt (Managing Director of Supertuft Pty. Ltd.)
“The answer in my opinion is YES.”
Concerns for public health, the health of children and their ability to develop normally and concerns for our natural environment prompt me to express this opinion.
Nylon is highly flammable and releases asphyxiate gases such as Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN) if burned. Therefore Nylon pile carpets may only comply with building regulations if fire retardant chemicals are applied. Stain resist chemicals are among other treatments often applied to nylon pile carpets.
My concern is that the chemicals used in making Nylon pile carpets may present a substantial health risk.