Found online: The key ingredient of acrylic fiber is acrylonitrile, (also called vinyl cyanide). It is a carcinogen (brain, lung and bowel cancers) and a mutagen, targeting the central nervous system. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, acrylonitrile enters our bodies through skin absorption, as well as inhalation and ingestion. So could the acrylic fibers in our acrylic fabrics be a contributing factor to these results? Acrylic fibers are just not terrific to live with anyway. Acrylic manufacturing involves highly toxic substances which require careful storage, handling, and disposal. The polymerization process can result in an explosion if not monitored properly. It also produces toxic fumes. Recent legislation requires that the polymerization process be carried out in a closed environment and that the fumes be cleaned, captured, or otherwise neutralized before discharge to the atmosphere.(2)
I love this rug. It doesn't have that hard, acrylic feeling some rugs have, and it's thin, so it doesn't seem to float about the floor. It took just a day to relax after unrolling it, and I haven't stopped staring at it, yet! For those who may want something a little more padded, you should buy a separate pad for comfort.
Absolutely in love with this rug, and so is my dog. Lol. I get so many compliments. It's soft, silky, shimmery and sexy. Goes well with my expresso bedroom furniture and light blue/silver acrylic accents.
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