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Transform your bedroom into a Healthy Sleep Environment

January 23, 2015

  Is your bedding made from petrochemicals? Conventional mattresses are commonly made from synthetic materials. These materials include acrylic, nylon, polyester, polyurethane foam and adhesives. They are derived from petrochemicals that off-gas volatile organic compounds (VOC).  The danger is that we breathe in these toxic chemicals while we sleep. Manufacturers make products with features like permanent press and stain resistance by applying chemical treatments to fabrics and textiles. Formaldehyde is a commonly used chemical that can aggravate asthma and allergies, cause headaches and nausea, and irritate mucous membranes. Toxic fire retardants are also added to conventional mattresses. Even seemingly, harmless materials like cotton are grown using alarming amounts of pesticides. Big business profit motive without conscience is putting our children’s health at...

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