A report by ScienceDaily released on 17 February 2019 reports that there is evidence of toxins in vinyl flooring and certain furniture, based on tests on children’s blood or urine.
According to the report, an annual meeting held by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington D.C was on Sunday presented with findings from researchers showing toxins in children who were exposed to vinyl flooring or furniture that had flame-retardant chemicals.
The children were found to have a higher concentration of semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in their blood and urine samples when living in homes with vinyl floors or sofas with flame-retardant chemicals. The specific chemical found in their samples were PDBE’s ( polybrominted diphenyl ethers) found in sofa foam and benzyl butyl phthalate metabolite both which causing health risks for neurodevelopmental delays, obesity, endocrine and thyroid disuption, cancer and other diseases.
The research was done to address the gap in research on the relative contribution of specific products and materials to children’s overall exposure to SVOCs and was conducted with 203 children for 190 families over a period of three years.
Humans are widely exposed to SVOCs, specifically those who spend a lot of time indoors.
Our vinyl flooring does not contain any toxins and to the best of our knowledge, we can confirm that it is safe for use in both homes and offices without hazard.