Do adhesives have an impact on human health?
Fortunately, the days when floor coverings were laid by the use of solvent-containing adhesives are over. Today, we use water-dilutable adhesives which may, however, also cause health problems because solvent-free is not equal to pollutant-free. The adhesive may still contain various non- volatile organic substances. These substances gradually evaporate from the adhesive over a long period of time and make their way through the flooring and, thus, get into the air we breathe or attach themselves to the house dust. This is not the case with Blue Angel-labelled adhesives.