At the Natural Mattress Matters – 100% Natural Certified Organic Latex Mattresses Natural Sleep Shop, our commitment to our customers is to provide them the purest natural sleep possible. That is why we believe natural latex mattresses is the best option. Consumer are in dire need for high-quality product choices that minimize hazardous exposure to environmental toxicants.
That is why, we at Natural Mattress Matters believe in educating our organic family customers. We like to be a great resource when its comes to healthy organic bedding, even prior to coming to our mattress store. In doing so, we hope to help you protect your family, yourself, your home and our beautiful environment as well.
Below we have a list of resourceful websites, videos, and articles which will give more insight on the important issue of minimizing toxic chemical exposure at home:
http://www.annualreviews.org This is the supporting evidence for the video above.
http://www.ewg.org Their core mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment through civic action and consumer education based on breakthrough research.
http://ehatlas.ca Great resource in the environment field. Primary functions are raising awareness after human use.
http://www.womenforahealthyenvironment.org/ The group Women for a Healthy Environment provides information on environmental risks and making healthy choices on their website. Of interest, they are based in Pittsburgh!
http://www.goodguide.com/ This organization rates popular food products, personal care products, household cleaning products, electronics and other consumer goods to help consumers make choices that are safe for you and for the environment.
http://www.edf.org/ Environmental Defense Fund See their infographic for info on toxics chemicals in the home.
http://www.saferchemicals.org/ Informative website and blog. Includes “Mind the Store” campaign.
http://www.breastcancerfund.org The Breast Cancer Fund’s focus is on the prevention of breast cancer through elimination of exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. A very interesting article can be found at:
http://www.webmd.com/news/breaking-news/cancer-strikes-a-small-town/20161020/childhood-cancer-rates-rising? Article by Andy Miller, Brenda Goodman, MA reported by WebMD and Georgia Health News; Childhood Cancer Rates Are Rising. Why?
http://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2013/01/25/sgmd-gupta-flame-retardants.cnn Video by CNN disclosing the harmful effects of chemical flame retardants
http://www.ewg.org/news/videos/10-americans Video presented by the Environmental Working Group related to toxicant exposure
http://ensia.com/features/what-are-we-doing-to-our-childrens-brains/ Discussion of multiple researcher’s work on the effect of toxins on the developing brain
http://archive.sph.harvard.edu/press-releases/2006-releases/press11072006.htmlResearch from the Harvard School of Public Health about the negative effects of childhood exposure to industrial chemicals
http://media.apps.chicagotribune.com/flames/index.html This is a six-part in-depth series of articles published in the Chicago Tribune and a must read about the effects of exposure to flame retardants.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/flames/ct-flame-heimbach-met-20140314,0,2362819.story Article about the doctor who initially testified about harm of flame retardants.
http://healthychild.org/hidden-dangers-in-your-babys-nursery/ This infographic provides a quick guide to possible toxins in the nursery.
http://thefern.org/2014/03/warning-signs-how-pesticides-harm-the-young-brain/ Read how the one billion pounds of pesticides used in the United States each year are affecting our lives and our health.
http://discovermagazine.com/2013/nov/13-allergic-life A great article about multiple chemical sensitivities
http://igs.chem.cmu.edu/ Free online course on green chemistry provided by Carnegie Mellon University’ Institute for Green Science
http://issuu.com/icmags/docs/dhl_winter_2012/1 See pages 40 – 43 of this issue for a great article on designing a healthy bedroom.