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.
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
Woodland Daily Democrat “Carpet Causes Controversy at Woodland School” (12/27/17)
See other videos and news reports on the carpet industry here.
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