Polyurethane foam is made up of chemicals that are recognised carcinogens. Furthermore, polyurethane foam releases chemicals as it degrades, and since it degrades at a constant rate, chemicals are constantly released into the air. Off-gassing is the term for this method. Chemicals used as flame retardants in traditional mattresses are often hazardous to one’s wellbeing. Boric acid, which is used to destroy cockroaches, is one of these compounds. Boric acid has been linked to neurological damage and fertility issues, as well as being an irritant to the eyes, mouth, and lungs. Boric acid is also a cancer-causing substance. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exposure to boric acid can result in acute health issues in as little as 15 days. Checkout Sleep EZ Latex Mattress – Tempe Hybrid Mattress.
Memory foam mattresses are comfortable after they have been removed from their packaging and allowed to rest for 24 hours. The scent coming from the mattress is incredibly heavy during those 24 hours. The odour gradually fades until you are no longer aware of it, but off-gassing continues. Memory foam emits chemicals that can induce nausea and headaches in people who sleep in the same bed as them.
Non-organic cotton sheets and pillowcases are treated with formaldehyde to prevent them from wrinkling. Since this information is not required on labels, consumers are often unaware that they are and their health risks by buying seemingly harmless products.
Cotton, wool, wood, and natural rubber mattresses are available in all organic mattress stores. Unlike their non-organic counterparts, these materials do not emit chemical vapours.
Latex foam is a natural product made from the sap of rubber trees. Latex foam is produced by whipping the sap. Mattresses made of latex foam have a 20-year life expectancy. Foam rubber mattresses are padded with organic cotton or organic wool since this foam is soft but not breathable. Both materials breathe and wick moisture away, which aids in temperature regulation.