Food has ingredients listed on the label, but did you know there is no FDA regulation for the ingredients in your mattress?
Most conventional mattresses are made with 100% chemicals, many of them “proprietary” so who knows what’s in there?
Here’s a short list of some common carcinogens in traditional mattresses:
- Polyurethane foam (petroleum-based material that emits VOC’s)
- Formaldehyde (linked to asthma, allergies, and lung cancer)
- Flame retardants (linked to cancer and nervous system disorders) such as PBDE’s, which were very recently banned in many countries. Unfortunately that’s not much help since other equally toxic chemicals are easily used instead, without any real regulation for health hazards.
Your bedding and mattress are probably the most intimate products you use on a daily basis (besides food). It should matter, it should be important to you. Sadly most people don’t give it a second thought.
When you get serious about changing your bedding to use only natural materials, consider CozyPure or other manufacturers that specialize only in organic materials.