Floating curtains are an integral part of home decoration, not only for shading, protecting privacy, but also beautifying the environment. However, many people do not know that, Most of the new curtains contain formaldehyde, which has become a major pollution source that damages the home environment and human health, and may cause various diseases such as asthma and leukemia.
The processing technology results in most of the new curtains containing formaldehyde
After Ms. Yang, a citizen, moved into her new home, her 7-month-old son had a persistent cough. After testing, the culprit was the newly bought curtains at home, and the formaldehyde content seriously exceeded the standard.
How could there be curtains? What about formaldehyde? Mr. Zhao, who has been engaged in curtain wholesale for a long time, told reporters that as long as it is printed and dyed, no matter it is cotton, silk or fiber curtain fabric, it will contain formaldehyde. Because of curtains, in addition to adding various dyes, artificial In addition to common additives such as resins, formaldehyde is also added to enhance its softness or stiffness, and improve and enhance its anti-wrinkle, anti-shrink, flame-retardant, waterproof and other properties.
These residues in the curtain fabric The formaldehyde on the surface will be released when the temperature and humidity are suitable, floating in the room, and harming people’s health silently.
Multi-layer curtains pollute light colors, simple curtains are more environmentally friendly
Last week, the reporter visited Zhengzhou Textile World and some curtain shops on Huanghe Road and found that people pay more attention to color and style when choosing curtains, but don’t care much about curtain ingredients. In this regard, China Interior Decoration Association Experts from the Indoor Environmental Monitoring Center reminded that the following three points should be paid attention to when purchasing curtains:
1. Odor. If the curtain fabric emits an irritating odor, it may indicate that there are more formaldehyde residues, so do not buy.
2. Choose the color. When choosing curtains, it is advisable to choose light-colored ones, so that the risk of formaldehyde exceeding the standard will be smaller.
3. Look at the variety. When purchasing, it has anti-shrinkage and anti-wrinkle properties Be cautious when waiting for curtains, and pay attention to whether the formaldehyde content is marked on the fabric label. If there is no label or the content exceeds the standard, it is not suitable to buy.
Nowadays, household curtains usually have three layers, the outer layer is made of gauze, It is used to block the line of sight and protect privacy; the middle layer is made of dark color and chemical fiber material, which is used for shading and UV protection; the inner layer is made of cotton, with patterned styles, used to decorate the room.
In fact, although multi-layer curtains are beautiful, but the more materials are used, the formaldehyde content will naturally be more. More importantly, multi-layer curtains are easy to accumulate mites, dust particles, etc., and these substances can cause asthma, The main culprit of respiratory diseases such as coughing.