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Carpet

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In 2017-2018, parents became alarmed after new carpet was installed in four classrooms at Beamer Park elementary and children were sickened.  Many remained chronically ill all year, with headaches, stomach aches, and more.

 

Learn more about the symptoms of environmental illness in children.

 

We have since learned that this same carpet was installed in at least two dozen classrooms throughout the district.  Download the list of affected classrooms  here.

The trustees voted not to remove the carpet at Beamer Elementary on February 8, 2018.

 

Download press release here.

An editorial in response to the trustee vote, “Low Down on Carpet” by Liza Grandia can be downloaded here.

Read the shocking 2017 report that found 43 hazardous chemicals in everyday carpets.

Read the next 2018 investigation that found toxic substances in every major U.S. carpet tested, even "green label" carpets

 

Local stories: 

TV

CBS Sacramento, November 29, 2017

Fox40, January 8, 2018

Good Day Sacramento, January 25, 2018     

Newspaper 

Woodland Daily Democrat “Carpet Causes Controversy at Woodland School” (12/27/17)

Alternative to Pesticide Spraying at Woodland Schools Sought” (1/6/18)

Environmental Issues and Ongoing Concern for Woodland Parents” 1/27/18

 

See other videos and news reports on the carpet industry here

More links to be added soon.