Chemicals in Wall Paper and Flooring

…could be toxic, according to researchers.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39728598/ns/health-health_care/

Boy, another thing to worry about. Mold, radon, asbestos, lead paint, Chinese drywall, now this. Scare tactic?

Simply the tip of the iceberg…more to come. From carpets, here’s another little goodie commonly called 4-PC. This was identified in the late 80’s-90’s. From a 1999 paper:

*"INTRODUCTION *Indoor air pollution, including the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) from carpets, has been associated with Sick building syndrome and Building-related illness. The styrene-butadiene-rubber (SBR) latex glue used in the manufacturing of carpets gives rise to styrene and 4-phenylcyclohexene (4-PC), two VOC’s associated with these phenomena."

Isn’t this a nice sounding little man-made chemical??