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Dear EarthTalk: I have a carpet made out of recycled PET bottles in my baby’s room and I started noticing a lot of the fibers on our clothes and even in my mouth! Is it dangerous for me or my baby to be in contact with and possibly ingest these fibers? — Ashley Riccaboni, via e-mail

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama signed a bipartisan compromise bill to raise the United States’ borrowing limit just hours before the nation faced default on its financial obligations on Tuesday, but the measure did not win the support of all of New Jersey’s Congressional delegation.