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"Are Polypropylene Rugs Safe? - Toxins in Synthetic Rugs" by The Best Organic Lifestyle

"Synthetic rugs are produced with the help of man-made fibers like polypropylene, also known as olefin, acrylic, polyester, and nylon. These materials are made in a laboratory from petroleum and are then distributed throughout factories in order to be machine-woven into rugs. Though there is a minor difference in color and texture between the materials, in most cases, the average individual cannot differentiate between them. The manufacturer chooses the most appropriate synthetic material for the type of carpet or rug they want to produce."

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