The synthetic latex provides a more durable and flexible backing that reduces odor and extends the rugs life; it does not present a risk to those with latex allergies, nor does it dry out or break down over time. Shedding of loose fibers is normal and will diminish with regular vacuuming. Please message me with any questions. Thank you for checking out my listing! The item "NEW Pottery Barn Luna Tonal 3x5' Tuft Rug GRAY" is in sale since Wednesday, April 8, 2020.This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Rugs & Carpets\Area Rugs". The seller is "lballe008209" and is located in Atlanta, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States.