Know More About Non-Toxic Mattresses.
There will come a time where we would definitely need a new mattress for our bedroom, and it is best that we choose the mattress that is non-toxic. You may assume that if it’s an organic mattress it must also be non-toxic, but that’s not always the case.
Before you get to buy yourself with different essentials, it is best to know the reason and importance of buying it, same goes to the situation when you want to buy an organic mattress. Polyurethane foam is the type of material which is being used to fill a typical mattress. The thing that you need to know about polyurethane foam is that, it is mostly composed of petroleum mixed with added toxic materials. Because of the toxic that is being contained in the mattress, then the person using it may experience different health effects such as coughing, discomfort of the chest, cardiac arrhythmia, headaches, blurred eye vision, dizziness, weakness, irritation of the mucous membrane and the worst is that, it could even cause you fatigue. Memory foam can even be worse since it contains even more potentially harmful chemicals.
An organic mattress contains natural materials as the filling – usually organic cotton. Or you may find a natural latex or wool mattress. These are all great natural materials, but there are some factors to consider when looking for an organic mattress that is truly non-toxic.
If you choose an organic mattress filled with cotton, then it is a good choice for you. Cotton is a breathable and firm mattress material, but make sure the cotton is 100% certified organic. You really need to keep in mind that the cotton filled in your organic mattress must be 100% organic too since there is a probability that there are chemical residues remained in the cotton for they used to be a crop which was grown with pesticides. So for health and environmental reasons, it’s important to find an organic mattress that contains cotton that is certified organic.
Depending on how the mattress is manufactured, natural latex are also safer to use than a typical mattress. If you want to have an assurance that the natural latex is safe, then you must check the chemicals that was used in the process. You might get tricked by a lot of manufacturers since some of them would mix latex with chemicals, but at the end, they would still call it as natural latex. It has also been known that these so called “natural” latex are allergenic, which is somehow dangerous to most children.