Mattresses, Furnishings & Your Health
Many consumers are aware that toxic chemicals in the home—including those in mattresses, bedding, sofas and other furniture—are dangerous to health. Chemical flame retardants have been linked to cancer, obesity, infertility and developmental brain disorders. Along with other unsafe chemicals in synthetic foams and textiles, they off-gas into indoor air and degrade into easily-ingested dust particles. Exposure to these compounds has resulted in unprecedented levels in our bodies, with children carrying the highest load. Nontoxic, natural latex foam mattresses and sofas without flame retardants offer a healthful alternative.