The mattress industry is an unregulated business. Of huge concern are mattresses made from polyurethane foam and enclosed in vinyl covers made for children who are most vulnerable to toxins due to their weight and fast metabolism. When a child lays down to sleep on their mattress they are inches away from breathing in chemicals made from petroleum products used to make their mattress. There are studies that link the gases emitted from conventional mattresses and child's health. Many crib mattresses on the market today emit toxic chemicals that can contribute to respiratory tract irritation and be harmful to the brain, liver, and kidneys of a baby. In addition, many mattresses can also house dust mites, mold and mildew, all of which can be damaging to your baby’s health. Petroleum-based foam mattresses may be a source of cancer-causing chemicals. During use, all these foams break down in dangerous by-products: toxic dust under the bed and formaldehyde gas in the air.
An Organic mattress is100% natural, non-treated and free of chemicals and toxins and resist the build up of harmful allergens. Organic mattresses use organic cotton grown in fields not sprayed with chemicals, organic wool not bleached or dyed, natural rubber ( latex,is hypoallergenic, dust mite resistant, antibacterial and non toxic, hypoallergenic, dust mite resistant, and antibacterial ). They are exceptionally breathable, providing a natural ventilation system through the mattress and making it safe for your baby’s fragile respiratory system, while offering natural and firm support. Organic mattresses aren't just good for you, they're good for our planet, too. Conventional cotton makes up only 3% percent of the world's crops yet uses 25% of the world's pesticides annually. Because organic agriculture doesn't use toxic and persistent pesticides, choosing organic products--mattresses and beyond--is an easy way to help protect yourself and the environment at the same time.
Sources: www.epa.gov; Study of Respiratory Toxicity of Mattress Emissions, Archives of Environmental Health, January/February 2000.
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