We talked a little about buying a natural, toxic free mattresses in our post about allergies and ways to prevent them. We also state a few of the side affects involved with owning and sleeping on a toxic mattress, but this topic is so important we feel you deserve as much information on the subject as we can give.
Legally, all mattresses must be fire retardant and must be able to resist burning for 30 minutes in order to ensure time for people to get out safely. But that means coating them in up to 61 toxic chemicals that have been proven to cause your body harm.
Some of the toxins are listed as: Asbestos Fluorinated polymers, Dimethylformamide, Lead carbonate, Perfluorocarbons Benzene and Phenylcyclohexane Benzidine. And that is just scratching the surface of in-pronounceable toxins that they spray on your mattress while wearing a haz-mat suit.
1/3 of your life is spent breathing in whatever substance is on your mattress, so educate yourself as much as possible.
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