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How Safe is Your Memory Foam?

Posted @ 8/6/2012 11:40 AM In Memory Foam By

Are you aware that newly purchased mattresses emit “off gassing”? This term refers to the chemical-based odor that emanates from a newly purchased mattress. An example of this is walking down the cleaning product aisle at a store. Although all the bleach and cleaning supplies are sealed, you can still smell it. That is the “off gassing” also referred to as “out gassing”. In effect, the wrong mattress can potentially harm users every time they get under the covers.

The use of chemicals is not typically associated with mattresses; however, they can be used in the development of memory foam mattresses. Most memory foam mattresses do elicit some form of out gassing due to their materials being chemically treated. However with the memory foam industry quickly evolving, there are more progressive construction methods being used to create safer a composition of memory foam. Thought there are still companies who will cut corners, so the material used in any memory foam mattress should be questioned.

You do want to avoid memory foam mattresses that use chemically treated gel-infused mattresses. According to the Environmental News Network, they suggest getting rid of chemically treated gel-infused mattresses due to the health risks.

Here is one suggestion on how to alleviate some of the out-gassing problems. When you first get your memory foam mattress, allow it to air out. Since setting it up in a bedroom will not really provide a lot of ventilation, however, airing out your mattress will allow the gas and odor to dissipate.

Also, not all odors coming from a new mattress are toxic, new mattresses will smell “new” – just as a new car does.However to alleviate the worries of out-gassing, a natural mattress is void of toxic chemicals.

Nature’s Sleep products are all made exclusively with memory foam that has been independently certified as safe by CertiPUR-US laboratories. What this means is they follow strict guidelines to ensure the environmental safety (both indoors and outdoors) of their products.

Specifically they meet the following:

  • Low emissions for better indoor quality
  • No prohibited phthalates
  • No ozone depleters (CFCs)
  • No mercury, lead or heavy metals
  • No formaldehyde
  • No PBDE flame retardants

You can still allow yourself the experience of sleeping on the ultra comfortable memory foam mattress without sacrificing your health. Nature’s Sleep has all the benefits of memory foam without any of the other health concerns of associated with memory foam. Click here to find out what truly makes Nature's Sleep Memory Foam Safe compared to our competitors.

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    Posted @ 10/11/2013 4:50 PM by lesacap
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    thanks for this info i was thinking of purchasing a memory foam mattress, now i will be aware

    Posted @ 9/24/2013 8:24 AM by MN Gretch
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    Thank you. I started coughing and having breathing problems a few weeks after getting my memory foam mattress. I read this and took off the gel cover and ditched my pillow-- also with the gel. Breathing problems better.

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