Why are most Mattresses Fire Retardants Harmful?
Why do we stress the importance of an organic mattress, 100% natural latex, organic cotton and wool cover, organic furniture, and much more! Well, new regulation has been passed. Though is intended to provide fire safety, it has produced a new health risk due to the use of hazardous chemical composition of most flame retardants. Flame Retardants, Organic Mattress, Latex Mattress, Natural Sleep, Furnishings, Toxic-Chemicals are a few key points that each consumer needs to be aware of.
Our organic mattresses carry the highest certifications in the industry and are third-part certified leaving no room to compromise the end product. Most major mattress brands treat their sleep products with dangerous fire retardants in order to pass the anti-flammable test required by law. We, Natural Mattress Matters use organic wool to meet the flame retardants test. Our mattresses might be a few hundred dollars more, but you can go to sleep with a peace of mind – knowing that you are sleeping on an healthy mattress.
After the mattress cover the next most important ingredient is the foam it contains. Many mattress stores and online retailers feature a bewildering array of foam varieties. We, Natural Mattress Matters are here to help decide between two popular contenders: latex and memory foam.
Natural latex is made from rubber tree sap that is whipped into liquid foam that is steam baked. The highest-quality natural latex foam contains at least 95% pure rubber.
Memory foam is a type of polyurethane foam (usually petroleum product) with added chemicals. Perhaps you have noticed at conventional mattress store the odor from those type of beds. A well-known characteristic of memory foam is its smell. The major mattress brands try to disguise with odor-masking chemicals. This is chemical off-gassing, and is a threat to your long-term health. Perhaps you have experienced headaches and respiratory problems are some of the most common symptoms. If this wasn’t enough, odorless off-gassing continues during the life of the product, even after the smell is gone. This is because memory foam starts breaking down quicker due to its chemical composition.