Why Organic Materials in Mattresses are Better
Organic mattresses and some natural mattresses are made with organic ingredients grown and processed without chemical additives. No harsh synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers. No GMO or GE seed are used, no irradiation, and finally no sewage sludge. Buying organic and locally made mattresses made in the US from environmentally minded farmers, manufacturers and processors gives you peace of mind. Sleeping on a pure, chemical free organic mattress gives you a healthier start and end to each day.
The Safer Chemical's Act released findings that exposure to certain kinds of pesticides and other chemicals increase the risk of Parkinson's disease and may also increase the risk of cognitive decline and or dementia. Flame retardants, pesticides, and petroleum have been linked to Alzheimer's and a host of other diseases. The goal is to get these harmful chemicals out of your home. The key is to find a company you can trust to provide quality chemical free and natural products for you and your home. For more information read what makes a mattress organic.
Mattresses today from the major mattress manufacturers; Sealy; Serta; Spring-Air; Sterns and Forster; Simons; Temperpedic; Casper; Tuft & Needle; and many more eCommerce sites use as their main component, polyurethane foam, sometimes referred to as PU. Polyurethane foams are made from byproducts of refining gasoline and sold to foam manufacturers by companies such as Dow Chemical. There’s nothing natural nor organic about any of these products. The chemicals used in the manufacture of PU foam is classified as Toxic and is suspected as carcinogenic. A recent article by green future discusses the toxicity of PU Foam. Only natural fibers can be certified organic.
Here is a list of a few of the chemicals used to make polyurethane foams, gels and memory foams.
These chemicals are not found in organic agricultural ingredients
Click to watch a great video on Mattress Manufacturing highlighting how organic ingredients from the farms get assembled into mattresses for your bedroom.
Read about the Farm to Bedroom Movement.
Click if you wanna read about a great list of Mattress Ingredients.
Click to browse through some great organic cotton mattresses.
Click to learn more about chemical free mattresses. (all are fire retardant free)
Click to check out GOTS certified Organic Cotton Fabric.