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Our Aviya Bed Review: Is This America’s Favorite for 2018?

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Our Leesa Bed Review For 2018 – Should You Buy It?

by Jill Thompson @ The Sleep Advisor

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Green your nursery

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

How to Create a Healthy (and Green) Nursery Babies have more sensitive skin than adults and are more sensitive to chemicals. Because babies spend much of their time in their cribs and in the nursery, focusing on creating the healthiest environment possible is of great importance to many parents. Some important points to consider: Most […]

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Should You Ditch Your Chemical Mattress?

Should You Ditch Your Chemical Mattress?


Mother Jones

Good night, sleep tight—don't let the volatile organic compounds bite.

Compare Black Friday and Cyber Monday Mattress Sales: Macy’s, Sears, Mattress Firm & More

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

Are you prepared for the insanity of the 2017 Black Friday mattress sales? Though they can get a little crazy, these sales are a great time to get the most for your money. Mattresses tend to be one of the larger purchases made in households, so getting a good deal can go a long way. […]

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How I Found a Non-Toxic Mattress

How I Found a Non-Toxic Mattress


Empowered Sustenance

Do you know if you have a toxic mattress? Here's how to find out, plus the non-toxic mattress that I use.

5 Reasons to Avoid Sleep Loss

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

We all neglect sleep sometimes, whether for our jobs or for movie marathons, but many of us don’t fully understand the seriousness of sleep deprivation. Lack of sleep obviously decreases vitality and makes you more irritable, but sleep loss can affect much more than that. Sleep loss can severely harm your memory, health, reasoning skills, and even ability to lose weight. Here are 5 reasons to get a good night’s sleep every night. 1. Sleepiness leads to serious accidents. Chernobyl – what some consider to be the world’s worst nuclear disaster – was caused by lack of sleep. Three Mile...

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Garda Sofa Bed

Garda Sofa Bed

by SJordan @ Scott Jordan Furniture

This model is available as sofa in different sizes (king size bed - double bed - 2 1/2 seater with bed - 2 seater with bed) and as corner. Honeycomb structure covered with fine velvet; electro melded bed spring equipped with elastic bands to grant a comfortable seating. Back and seat cushions made of graded polyurethane foams.

Useful storage for pillows in the back.

The sofa is available in two depths: short 36" with a 78 3/4" long mattress and long  38" with a  82 1/2" long mattress.

 

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What That New Mattress Smell Means For Your Health - The Chalkboard

What That New Mattress Smell Means For Your Health - The Chalkboard


The Chalkboard

In spite of creepy chemical processes like the ubiquitous practice of off-gassing, finding a healthy mattress is simple when you know what to look for...

Baby's Bedding: Is It Creating Toxic Nerve Gases? – Midwifery Today

Baby's Bedding: Is It Creating Toxic Nerve Gases? – Midwifery Today


Midwifery Today

death, SIDS, sudden infant death, crib death, toxic, baby, fungus, mattress, phosphorus, arsenic, gas Read more

Dramatic Shift in Federal Policy: Pregnant women & children warned against products with toxic flame retardants.

by Raphael Tingley @ Green Science Policy Institute

September 27, 2017 Today the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a landmark guidance in the Federal Registry recommending that consumers, especially those who are pregnant or with young children, obtain assurances from retailers that children’s products, furniture, mattresses, and electronics cases do not contain any chemical in the class of organohalogen flame retardants.…

Off-Gassing 101 – How to Keep Toxins Out of Your Home & Nursery

by exampleuser @ SleepLily

Choosing the right furniture and decorations are critical to preventing off-gassing chemicals in your new nursery Getting ready for your new baby is exciting. You want to bring baby home to the perfect nursery and so you get to work painting the walls, laying down new carpet, and picking out furniture. When everything is all done,... Read more »

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Featured Fall Flavours

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Featured Fall Flavours Get ready to be Autumn Awed at the bountiful, health promoting properties of our Featured Fall Flavours! These fruits and vegetables contain many different types of phytochemicals, powerful plant compounds that work to optimize health and prevent disease. Note the recurrence of Vitamin A (beta-carotene). How fascinating that so much of the […]

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Let’s Celebrate! We’ve Created the First Certified Non-Toxic Sofa in the US

by Admin @ New Living

We’ve got big news that we are so excited to share! Our very own Tilly Sofa is officially the first certified non-toxic sofa in the USA! At New Living, we care about health and not only feature organic and natural mattresses from lots of health conscious brands, we also create pieces with our partners HTX […]

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New Mattresses Have Toxic Flame Retardant < Moms Clean Air Force

New Mattresses Have Toxic Flame Retardant < Moms Clean Air Force


Moms Clean Air Force

Does your new mattress pollute the air in your home? Find out about toxic flame retardants and what you can do to get a healthier mattress.

Cellulite, Anti-Aging Wrinkle Creams and Green Tea – Toxic Chemical Free Tips to Slow Aging

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

[ This article is avail in French – La cellulite, les crèmes contre les rides, et le thé vert : des conseils sans produits chimiques toxiques pour ralentir le vieillissement. ] JUMP to Daily anti-aging regimen By Kristina Vidug & Dihan Chandra, Organic Lifestyle When it comes to your complexion, it’s no secret that every woman wants […]

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The Power of Napping

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

As most of us know, it’s very difficult to fit in the recommended 8 hours of sleep per night. However, there is a great substitute for this that a lot of us tend to overlook: napping! This little nugget of luxury is something that gets thrown by the wayside upon adulthood. It’s unfortunate since adequate sleep provides so many benefits and even contributes to longevity. Research by NASA shows that naps escalate performance. Their pilots who took 25 minute naps were twice as focused and more attentive than those who didn’t. NASA also found that taking naps enhanced reaction times...

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Best Non Toxic Mattresses of 2018

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my affiliate policy. If you were to only pick one item to switch in your journey for a nontoxic reboot, I would say that you should get a nontoxic mattress. Why? It by far has the most impact out of any other single item on reducing […]

Mattress smell offgassing- how do I protect myself and my family?

Mattress smell offgassing- how do I protect myself and my family?


Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Conventional mattresses contain harsh chemicals that can leech into the air. Here is how you can protect your family from mattress offgassing.

Everything You’ve Asked Me About Water Filtration

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Want to make your tap water safe? These toxins are nearly ubiquitous in tap water: Chlorine is a toxin used to sanitize water.  Sanitation is necessary but drinking chlorine is not. Fluoride is a neurotoxic chemical banned in Western Europe, and linked to a lower IQ in children in 50 studies. Microorganisms, bacteria and viruses circulate […]

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8 Thoughtful, No-Cost Bedroom Gifts

by Joel Gross @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

The end of the year is always a busy time, and it’s especially disorienting because of how quickly everything happens. One minute you’re shopping for the perfect Halloween costume, the next you hear Christmas music on the radio. Before you know it, the festive season is in full swing. The Holiday Season Whirlwind With such […]

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Looking for a Non toxic solid wood crib?

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Are you looking for a non toxic crib to go with your organic crib mattress? I’ve been searching high and low for organic, solid wood non toxic cribs to go with our organic crib mattresses! Because let’s face it, an organic mattress without an organic crib is like slathering mass-produced margarine on your organic bread! […]

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Gardner Mattress: The Unique Process of Manufacturing a Gardner Mattress

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

Gardner mattresses are uniquely created to provide customers with a superior, restful sleep. Natural materials and tufting by hand make Gardner mattresses a great option for those looking to avoid unnatural materials and uncomfortable sagging. Listen or read more to hear from Kirk Forsyth, General Manager at Gardner Mattress, to find out why Gardner mattresses are so special. Katlyn Graham:...

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Last days of Made in Canada organic businesses?

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Can you believe Organic Lifestyle has been operational for 10 years already? Right from the beginning, one of our primary manufacturers was an Ontario based company – we worked with them to manufacture Organic Lifestyle’s own Made in Canada pillows, toppers, mattresses, comforters and mattress pads. Like our customers, we’ve been proud to support Canadian […]

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FAQs - Center for Environmental Health

FAQs - Center for Environmental Health


Center for Environmental Health

Question:  Will TB 117-2013 ban flame retardants in furniture and baby products? Answer:  No.  TB 117-2013 makes it possible for manufacturers to meet the new standard without the use of flame retardant chemicals, but it does not prohibit their use.  So it is up to the manufacturers to decide how they plan to meet the...

Another Trump Nominee with Close Ties to Industry

by Ansje Miller @ Center for Environmental Health

The day after the Consumer Product Safety Commission made a historic move to restrict on an entire class of toxic flame retardant chemicals, Trump nominated a Commissioner who threatens to roll back that landmark decision. Dana Baiocco has built her legal career on defending companies from consumer action  and keeping dangerous products on the market....

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BedSofa

BedSofa

by Nishanth Gopinathan @ Scott Jordan Furniture

BedSofa
Available as sofa in three sizes and as armchair.

Three armrests available : SMALL – MEDIUM – LARGE.

Wooden structure with honeycomb joints and multilayer.

Back and seat cushions “SOFT COMFORT “ made of graded, highly elastic  polyurethane foam. Useful storage for pillows in the back cushions.

Great technical innovation in a cubic and essential line: the new bedspring with large wooden slats allows to equip this sofa with a 7" high pocket spring mattress. Double version: ELEGANCE with all moving parts covered with fabric and leather or BASIC with the metallic mechanism at sight.

Standard PVC legs, but , on demand, large choice of chromed or wooden legs available (Type A – B – C – D ).

It is possible to remove the covering for washing or dry cleaning and to disassemble the sofa completely.

Technical choice for quality: the pocket spring mattress with summer/winter side grants the highest sleeping comfort.

 

 

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Toxic Chemicals in Your Everyday Products (THE FACTS & FIGURES)

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

There are harmful chemicals everywhere. But who would have really known they were in your home? In your everyday personal products? In your baby's toys and furniture? Could our government have really allowed such toxic material to be near our loved ones?Its sad....but true.I have gathered a list of facts, figures, and statistics from all […]

Is Memory Foam Toxic? 5 Chemicals in Your Mattress

Is Memory Foam Toxic? 5 Chemicals in Your Mattress


Amerisleep Blog

Chances are, your mattress is home to some icky stuff. Here's what might be in there, and how to minimize your exposure.

Why consider organic for your baby

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

The Facts: Babies have more sensitive skin than adults and are more sensitive to chemicals. Their internal organs are still developing and maturing. Babies spend as much as 70% of their time in their cribs – breathing healthy, clean air is important. In relation to their body weight, infants and children eat and drink more […]

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Let’s Talk Sleep

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Slumber Wonder Amazed at how tired you are each morning? Are you craving refined carbs, sugar and coffee during the day just to remain awake? Let’s talk sleep. Are you getting enough? Is it restful? Not everyone requires the same amount of sleep, but for most of us it’s best to get between seven and […]

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Get Some Sleep: Naturally

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

Everyone needs to get a good night of sleep. This is no surprise to anyone I’m willing to bet considering a lack of a good, healthy night of rest is easily to recognize, and when the opposite occurs, easy to bemoan. Getting up after a restless battle of tossing and turning can have the same effect as operating in a nearly intoxicated-like state. Sleep deprivation is often caused by stress from your job, a long day of work, or just your mind struggling to keep the tasks of tomorrow straight in your head. Sleep aids are nothing new and we’ve...

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Introducing Clean Care

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

We are very excited to be introducing Clean Care to Organic Lifestyle, Canada’s leading seal of approval for safer beauty & personal care products, free of chemicals that make up David Suzuki’s Dirty Dozen. ie., NO BHA and BHT Coal tar dyes: p-phenylenediamine and colours listed as “CI” followed by a five digit number DEA-related ingredients Dibutyl phthalate […]

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What Is The Best Eco-Friendly Way To Clean Your Mattress?

by Amber Merton @ PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

Is It Important To Clean Your Mattress? You spend one-third of your lifetime sleeping on your mattress, so it’s important to keep it clean and fresh. Cleaning your mattress, in the best eco-friendly way, may seem complicated. However, it’s actually a lot easier than you might think. Many people don’t realize the importance of cleaning their mattresses regularly, even though there may be dirt, dust Read More

Is Your Mattress Toxic? Hidden Dangers in Your Sleeping Environment - Red and Honey

Is Your Mattress Toxic? Hidden Dangers in Your Sleeping Environment - Red and Honey


Red and Honey

We spend about a third of our lives in bed. All the more reason to find the safest, most non-toxic mattress, like these healthier options.

Checklist to prepare for your newborn ‘organic’ baby

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

We’ve consolidated input  from moms (since 2006) and happy to share this handy list of items as you prepare for the arrival of your newborn. We’ve included links to organic products we carry. Register your Baby registry with Organic Lifestyle for discounts! Furniture   Bassinet and bassinett mattress Check out our Waterproof Bassinett Mattress: Changing […]

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Is Your Mattress Making You Sick? Why You Need a Non-Toxic Mattress & Top 3 To Choose

Is Your Mattress Making You Sick? Why You Need a Non-Toxic Mattress & Top 3 To Choose


Natural Living Ideas

Flame retardant doesn’t necessarily mean fire-proof or less fatal Ironically, if a mattress that’s been doused with flame retardants catches fire, which it can, it gives off higher levels of carbon monoxide, soot, and smoke than it would if it hadn’t been treated – and those things are actually more likely to kill someone in a fire than getting burned. That means that a mattress… [read more]

Is making love on an organic mattress better?

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

[ This article is avail in French – Est-ce mieux de faire l’amour sur un matelas bio? ] Given the 30C weather, 2 elves at Organic Lifestyle have been feeling a little frisky and posed the question: Is making love on an organic mattress better? She says: “We need a new mattress! I can feel springs poking my […]

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What is Natural Latex and What is a Natural Latex Mattress?

by Admin @ New Living

When most people think of latex, they think of synthetic latex. Synthetic latex, is completely man made from petrochemicals. It can be commonly found in rubber gloves, condoms, balloons, band-aids, medical equipment and surgical devices just to name a few. Some people can develop allergies to synthetic latex after just a few exposures. These allergic reactions […]

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Which Mattress Is Highly Recommended By Chiropractors and Orthopedic Specialists?

by Amber Merton @ PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

Restful sleep is essential for overall health and well being. It plays an important role in your physical health, mental health and quality of life. But, for many Americans, getting a good night’s sleep is a challenge, particularly for those with back pain, and particularly for those whose mattress is working against them, rather than for them. The American Chiropractic Association reports that at any Read More

Find the Best Labor Day Mattress Sale in 2017 from Sears, Macys & More

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

See what major retailers have in store for Labor Day mattress sale events… This summer holiday seems synonymous with the end of summer, barbecues and a lazy three-day weekend, but as it marks changing seasons it also brings big deals in retail, including Labor Day mattress sale events. As one of the biggest shopping holidays […]

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Toxic Chemicals & Fire Retardants In Mattresses Making Us Sick - Organic Mattresses A Safer, Healthier Option. - Living Safe

Toxic Chemicals & Fire Retardants In Mattresses Making Us Sick - Organic Mattresses A Safer, Healthier Option. - Living Safe


Living Safe

Toxic Chemicals and Fire Retardants In Mattresses Making Us Sick. Find out what chemical cocktail are in convention mattress & why organic is so much safer.

CEH’s Award-Winning Success in Kicking Toxic Chemicals Out of Furniture

by Center for Environmental Health @ Center for Environmental Health

Earlier this month, CEH was awarded the “Market Transformation” Award by by the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) for our work to move the furniture industry towards healthier, less toxic  products.  CEH’s work educating and assisting major corporations towards purchasing safer furniture, made without toxic chemicals provided an important example of how purchasers can incentivize...

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The Best Tea-Drinking Routine for Healthy Sleep

by Joel Gross @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

It’s National Hot Tea Month this January, and to celebrate, we’re sharing our favorite facts about the world’s second favorite beverage, as well as some tips for the best tea-drinking experience throughout your day. At Saatva, we love tea not just for its delicious taste, but also because it’s the perfect companion to healthy sleep. […]

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Right to Know Act- Dirty Chemicals in Our Cleaning Products

by Pearl McLeod @ Center for Environmental Health

New Law Calls for Disclosure of All Hazardous Chemicals in Cleaning Products Cancer, asthma, and chemical burns should not have to be side effects of your job. That’s why when it comes to consumer and worker health, CEH has always been a champion for product safety. After many months of grassroots pressure, and advocacy groups...

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Montreal, Quebec based Green Businesses

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Organic Lifestyle is happy to connect our customers with other like minded businesses but do not take any responsibility for services rendered and/ or offered. We believe these businesses to be ethical, eco-conscious and responsible. We are simply facilitating an introduction. Please contact the business directly and please mention it’s a referral via Organic Lifestyle. MATTRESS RECYCLING PICKUP – Matt Canada Typically, […]

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Sweet Dreams

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

It’s time to snuggle up in bed for a restful night’s sleep. Organic sheets, comforter, or duvet grace your bed. A natural rubber pillow cushions your head. An organic quilted innerspring or wool mattress gently supports your body Give yourself a pat on the back. You’ve bought earth-friendly products that are pesticide-free, and naturally antibacterial, […]

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Does Stress Affect Your Sleep Cycle?

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

Whether you’re a student or working back-to-back shifts at work, juggling multiple responsibilities can make you feel overwhelmed. Sometimes deadlines, children’s tantrums, and social events can snowball to a critical mass, negatively affecting your health. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, stress can affect your health these ways and more: Decreasing your energy level Reducing your attention span Triggering...

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Major furniture, mattress and carpet makers still use toxic flame retardants, report finds

Major furniture, mattress and carpet makers still use toxic flame retardants, report finds


MinnPost

While leading furniture makers appear to be phasing out their use of toxic flame retardants, mattress and carpet-padding manufacturers are lagging behind in such efforts, the report says.

Toxic Materials in Foam Mattresses? Are We Safe? - The Sleep Advisor

Toxic Materials in Foam Mattresses? Are We Safe? - The Sleep Advisor


The Sleep Advisor

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Author: Mark Reddick When I’m not learning about sleep, you can find me watching “the big game” with my friends. I absolutely love sports and have grown to follow the rest aspect in athletes. Modern technology allows us to track athletes sleep and rest, which in turn helps predict their performance. …

Mattress Sales: The Best Reviews on Sale Priced Mattresses and Memory Foam Mattress Sales

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

Are you looking for the best online mattress sales, including those on memory foam? Depending on the time of year, there are some incredible deals offered by various manufacturers that should help you narrow down your choices. If you plan on taking advantage of mattress deal prices, it’s also important to consider the overall value […]

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Why do Mattresses Have Toxic Chemicals in Them?

by exampleuser @ SleepLily

Why do mattresses have toxic chemicals in them? It’s a fair question. On a lot of levels it seems improbable – impossible even – that something as important as a mattress could be the source of toxic chemicals in our bedrooms. The mattress is, after all, the place we spend over a third of our... Read more »

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4 Top Sleep Tips for Brand New Moms

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

The arrival of a new baby is such an exciting time in your life. You waited 9 months to meet your child, and now they’re here! If this is your first child, you should prepare yourself for some significant changes in your schedule for a season. You should also expect to let some things go while you adjust to the...

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What Chemicals are In Your Mattress? - New Living

What Chemicals are In Your Mattress? - New Living


New Living

We think of our home a sanctuary. It’s a comfortable place where we are safe. But unfortunately toxins can lurk all around us in hidden places. Bedding, mattresses, sofas, and household cleaners and paints may be a hidden place for these chemicals. Here is a list of the chemicals that can be found in common …

Pure Grow Wool – Raising the Baaaa-r

by Mariah Bankemper @ SleepLily

Pure Grow wool is SleepLily’s favorite fiber. It is completely natural, non-toxic, and cruelty-free. What’s so great about Pure Grow Wool? Wool can do incredible things, which is why Pure Grow wool is featured in our non-toxic mattresses. Wool has been used all over the world for centuries because of it’s incredible properties. Here are 3 of the... Read more »

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Chemicals in the crib

Chemicals in the crib


chicagotribune.com

Flame retardant chlorinated tris is found in baby mattresses in tests commissioned by Chicago Tribune.

PROPER SPINAL ALIGNMENT AND SLEEP POSTURE; THE SECRET TO A BETTER (AND HEALTHIER) NIGHT’S SLEEP.

by Bridger Kanenwisher @ Intellibed

TRADITIONAL MATTRESSES DON’T PROVIDE ADEQUATE SUPPORT. (NO WONDER YOUR BACK HURTS IN THE MORNING) As children, we’re told to sit up and to stand up straight, and for good reason. Proper posture aligns our hips and shoulders, reducing stress on our lower back and unhealthy curvature of the spine. But what happens when we lie…

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How To Buy A Non-Toxic Mattress (And An Inexpensive Alternative)

How To Buy A Non-Toxic Mattress (And An Inexpensive Alternative)


Mommypotamus

Hey mamas! Boy did you have questions after I posted on a possible link between sheepskins, mattresses and SIDS. Today I’ve compiled the most common ones in Q&A form. If you’re going to skim, make sure to check out question #6 for a confession about what I put my babies to sleep on. Hope you …

This natural latex mattress offers a dreamy, chemical-free sleep

This natural latex mattress offers a dreamy, chemical-free sleep


TreeHugger

Unlike conventional mattresses, which contain petroleum-based synthetics, this all-natural mattress by Latex for Less is as clean and green as they come.

Best 12 Inch Memory Foam Mattress

by Taylor Jones @ The Drömma Bed

One of the best investments you can make for your health and mental wellbeing is a quality mattress. A comfortable, supportive bed will let you fall asleep quickly and rest deeply. If you’ve suffered for years under old-fashioned box-spring mattresses, it’s time to make the upgrade to memory foam. Memory foam is structured to conform to your body’s natural contours, supporting your spine in neutral alignment. This lets you rest securely, with nothing poking at you or shifting your body into a strange position. You’ll wake up refreshed and comfortable. However, to take full advantage of this material, you’ll first […]

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CBS This Morning: Are toxic chemicals at Air Force bases leading to cancer, low birth weight?

by Raphael Tingley @ Green Science Policy Institute

January 8, 2018

The cause of such illnesses could be firefighting foam used since the 1970s at Air Force bases and airports across the country, something meant to save lives that may have harmed them instead. The foam contains highly fluorinated chemicals, known as PFCs. It is suspected of causing some cancers and underweight births. …

Organic Mattresses: Sleep Well with No Toxic Chemicals

Organic Mattresses: Sleep Well with No Toxic Chemicals


Edible South Florida

One third of our lives is spent sleeping. So why use mattresses that contain toxic chemicals or materials? “We care about what we put inside our bodies. But what about the outside?” asks Sebastian Jimenez of SEB Mattress in South Florida. To answer that question, SEB – Sleep Even Better – carries certified organic mattresses and bedding made with cotton, wool and latex to provide a nontoxic, healthy sleep environment without harmful chemicals or potential allergens.

Flame Retardant Mattresses – FAQ

by exampleuser @ SleepLily

Flame Retardant Mattresses – Your questions, answered. Having a fire in the home is a nightmare scenario. In 2015 alone, there were 365,500 house fires an estimated $7 billion dollars in direct property damage. Don’t forget about the destructive emotional cost that comes from having your home and sense of security destroyed by flames. Thankfully,... Read more »

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Charcoal bamboo towels and bedding have arrived!

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Are you as relieved as we are? Not only are the kids back in school, but our long overdue Charcoal bamboo towels and bedding has arrived! What’s special about bamboo charcoal? Shown to draw out toxins and chemicals from your skin, leaving your skin feeling softer and refreshed. Its temperature regulating Fabric: a blend of 100% viscose […]

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Mattress smell offgassing – How do I protect myself and my family?

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

by Megan Alexander and Dihan Chandra, Organic Lifestyle If you’re reading this, we can only assume that you are aware of and concerned about reducing your exposure to off-gassing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)  from your mattress as typical conventional mattresses contain: Synthetic fabrics and chemicals eg. polyurethane, polyester, formaldehyde Harsh chemicals smell coming from memory foam […]

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Live Organically on a Budget: It’s totally doable!

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

It’s true! Here’s my Essential list for living organically on a budget: Start where you live Your home is your sanctuary. You can make it a safe, healthy environment without losing your shirt! My favourite resource for affordable ways to reduce chemical toxins in the home is Adria Vasil’s Ecoholic books At Organic lifestyle, we’ve sourced […]

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The Coolest Mattress in Austin: Pure Latex Bliss

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

Everything You Need to Know from Latex Bliss on Vimeo. If you are searching for a mattress in Austin, you owe it to yourself to come in and take a look at Austin Natural Mattress. Yes, we pride ourselves on natural & organic mattresses, because they are non-toxic, and just smarter. You are not giving anything up by buying a cleaner product. But outside of that, it should be mentioned that our mattresses are also on the cutting edge of technology and quite simply the highest quality mattresses on...

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The Importance of Knowing Where Your Mattress Comes From

by Joel Tretin @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

You may sleep on it every night, but how well do you really know your mattress? The importance of understanding where and how your bedding is made was driven home again last month when the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of thousands of mattresses sold on Amazon.com for failing to meet federal flammability […]

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Do you sell mattresses free of chemicals & toxins?

Do you sell mattresses free of chemicals & toxins?


Futonland Help Center

All mattresses must be flame retardant as required by a state law. Both conventional and futon mattresses are treated with borate acid (a fire retardant) by the fire standards.If you're intereste...

Memory Foam Mattresses: Are They Safe?

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

Memory Foam Mattress Ingredients: are the dangers real or exaggerated? Are the chemicals in your life freaking you out or have you found yourself wondering if products like memory foam mattresses are safe? If you’ve been looking into this type of mattress or any other, you may be wondering whether chemicals and odors could represent […]

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Official Warning to Consumers: Avoid Furniture, Kids’ Products, Mattresses, and Electronics Containing Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals

Official Warning to Consumers: Avoid Furniture, Kids’ Products, Mattresses, and Electronics Containing Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals


Earthjustice

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today published a warning to consumers, especially pregnant women and young children, to avoid kids’ products, electronics, mattresses, and home furniture that contain certain flame retardant chemicals, known as organohalogens. The CPSC is also calling on manufacturers to eliminate this toxic class of chemicals in these products, and for retailers to obtain assurances from suppliers that products don’t contain organohalogens.

Introduction to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Causes: The multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS) syndrome is a subjective illness that is triggered by repeated chemical exposures (usually odour). Studies points the causes at the following trigger chemicals (but not limited to): Gasoline (petrol) or diesel fuel Petroleum-based products, including petroleum jelly, tar, asphalt Pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, and other agricultural chemicals Industrial cleaning chemicals, […]

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The "New Mattress" Smell - What Is Mattress Off-Gassing?

The "New Mattress" Smell - What Is Mattress Off-Gassing?


Mattress Clarity

The arrival of a new mattress is an exciting time. There are plenty of brands that will ship your mattress straight to your door, vacuum sealed, and ready to be opened like a present on Christmas day. Unboxing and taking your mattress out of its plastic seal should be pretty easy. Most mattresses, especially those …

Understanding the Toxic Chemical Gap

by Center for Environmental Health @ Center for Environmental Health

By Michael Dorsey, a co-founding Director of CEH and a featured speaker at Spotlight Health. Why was the Center for Environmental Health founded? What is the CEH working on now? At the Center for Environmental Health (CEH), we work every day to protect your children and family from toxic chemicals that cause learning disabilities, cancer, and...

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Dromma Black Friday Sale

by Taylor Jones @ The Drömma Bed

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  We’re happy to announce Dromma’s Black Friday sale of $200 off any mattress + 2 of our new cooling Dromma Hotel Pillows! To take advantage of this offer, add your desired mattress and a set of the Dromma Hotel Pillows to the cart and use promo code BLKFRI200 at checkout.

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Alan Bell’s Story: Healing Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Note from Lauren: When I received Alan’s book, Poisoned, I read it in just a few sittings.  I’m regularly sent books for publicity consideration, and rarely do I feel so gripped by a review book that I can’t put it down. Alan’s story left me stunned with his journey, and horrified that the toxic materials in an office building could […]

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Is Your Mattress Affecting Your Job?

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

When you’re well rested you feel like you can take on the world. However, if you’re feeling groggy in the morning and sluggish at work, your professional life is likely to be affected. Are You Waking Up Feeling Tired? Starting your day feeling exhausted isn’t a great way to begin the day. In fact, scientific evidence shows that sleep deprivation...

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What’s the Best Mattress for Back Pain?

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

Learn how to find the best mattress for a bad back. Are you trying to find a good mattress for back pain? One of the hardest medical conditions to cure and treat are those relating to chronic back pain, and it’s something that affects millions of people around the world every day. Over and over, […]

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The Best Non-Toxic Mattress on the Market (it feels great and you can afford it)

The Best Non-Toxic Mattress on the Market (it feels great and you can afford it)


SCD Lifestyle

In this article, I review the all-around best non-toxic mattress on the market. But is it safe, comfortable, and affordable? Yes, to all three!

Fire retardant barriers do more harm than good | Organic Mattresses

Fire retardant barriers do more harm than good | Organic Mattresses


Happsy.com

At Happsy, we’re not into coating, covering, soaking or wrapping our mattresses in harmful chemicals. We particularly dislike flame retardant chemicals, the culprits behind all sorts of health and developmental issues. So, you might be asking yourself, does the lack of flame retardants make a mattress more flammable? Good question. The answer, by the way, is no. Here’s why: Every mattress sold in the U.S. must pass the exact same federally-mandated flammability standards. Contrary to the marketing claims we’ve read from other mattress companies, there’s nothing in the standards demanding flame retardant chemicals. The standards aren’t concerned with how a mattress passes, only if it passes. No pass? No sale. So, why use fire retardant chemicals? Mattresses that use polyurethane/memory foam are, by definition, petroleum-based and super flammable. How do these mattresses pass the fire safety tests? Chemical barriers, of course. And the problem is, companies don’t need to tell you how they pass flame standards or what chemicals they

How to Keep the Super Bowl From Ruining Your Sleep

by Joel Gross @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

The Super Bowl: If you’re a football fan, those words don’t describe a mere game but rather a transcendental, full-body experience. Our passion for the teams, the players, the rivalries and the competition produces the kind of wild swings of emotion normally reserved for horror movies, fireworks or roller coasters. To say nothing of those […]

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Why It’s Important To Sleep On A Chemical-Free Mattress

by Amber Merton @ PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

You spend one-third of your lifetime sleeping in your bed. If you think about it, that’s a lot of time spent snuggling up to your mattress. Your bed should be your sanctuary, allowing you to get the rest your body and mind need, without putting your health at risk. Unfortunately, not all mattresses are healthy to sleep on. Today, all U.S. mattresses must meet federal Read More

Best Non Toxic Mattresses of 2018

Best Non Toxic Mattresses of 2018


Nontoxic Reboot

If you were to only pick one item to switch in your journey for a nontoxic reboot, I would say that you should get a nontoxic mattress. Why? It by far has the most impact out of any other single it…

How to Find the Best Mattress for Back Pain

by sebomarketing @ Intellibed

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Why Do Some Memory Foam Mattresses Smell? All About Off-Gassing - The Drömma Bed

Why Do Some Memory Foam Mattresses Smell? All About Off-Gassing - The Drömma Bed


The Drömma Bed

Memory foam smell is a common concern among mattress consumers wondering if it is safe. Learn about "off-gassing" & why memory foam mattresses smell and how to pick a mattress to avoid the smell.

The Truth About Flame Retardants in Mattresses | Naturepedic Blog

The Truth About Flame Retardants in Mattresses | Naturepedic Blog


Naturepedic Blog

Discover the truth behind flame retardant chemicals in mattresses and home products.

Daily Chemical pollution by the Room

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Disclaimer – this may seem obvious to the majority but its surprising the number of people who weren’t aware of some of the points made below. My chemical pollution concerns in Daily Shower & personal care routine: Skin is our biggest organ; alot of surface area through which we can absorb these potential chemicals exposure via […]

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What’s In Houston’s Air?

by Admin @ New Living

Toulene, Benzene, o-Xylene. Do these sound healthy to breathe? Do you know how much of them in Houston?         Thanks to Air Alliance Houston & Sketch City, you can find out what and when chemicals in your air in almost real time. The most common of which are: Benzene Toulene Ethylbenzene o-Xylene […]

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The 6 Best Mattress Picks For Under $1000 – 2018 Edition

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Mattress Off-Gassing

Mattress Off-Gassing


Healthy Child

If you can't afford to buy an organic mattress, how do you block the toxic mattress off-gassing from a non-organic mattress that contains unsafe materials.

Can a Bed with an Adjustable Base Help Ease Sleep Apnea Symptoms?

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

Over 22 million people in the United States suffer from sleep apnea and nearly 80% of cases remain undiagnosed. Sleep apnea leads to restless nights and can be linked to serious health issues. In addition to conventional treatments such as CPAP machines or surgery, you may want to consider a bed with an adjustable base. Raising Your Head Reduces Throat...

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5 Things You Can Do To Be A Conscious and Ethical Consumer This Holiday Season

by Amber Merton @ PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

You have the power to make a meaningful impact on humanity’s greatest challenges, particularly during the holiday season. There are things you can do that will make your purchases better for the planet and humanity, as you shop. Shop Local and Small Businesses There are many benefits to gain when you choose to shop from local and/or small businesses. Local shops and small businesses tend to carry Read More

Find Your Best Mattress Reviews: The Top 10 and Worst 10 Beds of 2018

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

If you’re shopping for a new bed, learning about the best mattresses of 2018 is a good way to make sure you choose a good one. It’s also helpful to know which ones don’t fare so well in order to avoid the duds. New mattress models come out every year from a growing number of […]

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Finding the Perfect Materials for Non-Toxic Mattress

by exampleuser @ SleepLily

Building the perfect non-toxic mattress starts with finding the safest, most natural materials. Because no matter what other companies do in the manufacturing process, or how many fancy marketing names they create to make their products “sound” more organic, if you don’t start with pure, wholesome materials, you can’t create a truly non-toxic mattress. So when... Read more »

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Is It Really Worth It to Buy an Organic Mattress?

Is It Really Worth It to Buy an Organic Mattress?


Ted & Stacey's Mattress Guides & Reviews

In an attempt to live a healthier life, more and more people are turning to natural food. Can an organic mattress help you live better as well? Read on...

Are the Chemicals in Your Mattress Dangerous? | Saatva Sleep Blog

Are the Chemicals in Your Mattress Dangerous? | Saatva Sleep Blog


Saatva's Sleep Blog

When's the last time you thought about what chemicals are lurking in your mattress? If you suffer from allergic reactions, your mattress could be the cause.

What Chemicals are In Your Mattress?

by Admin @ New Living

We think of our home a sanctuary. It’s a comfortable place where we are safe. But unfortunately toxins can lurk all around us in hidden places. Bedding, mattresses, sofas, and household cleaners and paints may be a hidden place for these chemicals. Here is a list of the chemicals that can be found in common […]

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Crib Mattresses Emit High Rates of Potentially Harmful Chemicals, Cockrell School Engineers Find

Crib Mattresses Emit High Rates of Potentially Harmful Chemicals, Cockrell School Engineers Find


UT News | The University of Texas at Austin

Editor's note from UT Austin media relations office on funding: As noted in the release, this study was funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Nordic Research Opportunity program, a joint program between NSF and the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes).AUSTIN, Texas  In a first-of-its-kind study, a team of environmental engineers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin found that infants are exposed to high levels of chemical emissions from crib mattresses while they sleep.

Why we carry Naturepedic Organic Crib Mattresses.

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

When Does “No Flame Retardants” NOT Actually Mean “No Flame Retardants”? Many commonly used flame retardant chemicals are being connected to health and developmental issues. Want a mattress without flame retardant chemicals? Get one that’s certified organic from your mattress store. Otherwise, flame retardants will probably be in that mattress, even if greenwashing marketing suggests otherwise, and you’re going to need to guess what they are. It’s not easy to find out what flame retardants are in your mattress. Let me explain with a little compare and contrast. We say “Naturepedic mattresses meet all government flammability standards...

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Find the Best Mattress for Hip Pain

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

Learn about reducing pressure points and how to find the best mattress for hip pain. Are you looking for a good mattress for hip pain? It can be hard to find the information you need to find the right mattress for your body. Here are some pointers to get you on the proper mattress and […]

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Should You Buy a Bed with an Adjustable Base?

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

If you’ve been looking for a more comfortable way to sleep, you should consider both the quality of your mattress and your sleeping position. Sleeping on a bed with an adjustable base can provide you with health benefits and unequaled comfort. These kinds of bases allow you to sit upright or sleep with your legs raised. While they’re ideal for...

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The 6 Best Rated Hybrid Beds – 2018 Reviews & Comparisons

by Mark Reddick @ The Sleep Advisor

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The Shocking Dangers Of Plug-In Air Fresheners & Homemade Alternatives

by Sierra Bright @ Natural Living Ideas

Many people don’t even think twice about using a chemical air freshener. They plug it in and enjoy “Summer Breeze,” “Autumn Spice,” “Cleansing Rain,” or what have you, thinking it’s a great way to fill the air with a pleasant scent, without realizing that it could very well be harming their health, as well as the health of their family, pets and unborn children too.… [read more]

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Gardner Mattress Innerspring Vs. Pocketed Coil Mattresses

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

Gardner Mattress can make a unique mattress for the customer’s needs. Innerspring and Pocketed Coil are two of the most popular types of mattresses. Listen or read more to hear from Kirk Forsyth, General Manager at Gardner Mattress, to find out the differences between Innerspring and Pocketed Coil mattresses. Katlyn Graham:  Hello. I’m Katlyn Graham, here with Kirk Forsyth, the...

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Watch Out - 7 Signs Of A Bad Mattress!

Watch Out - 7 Signs Of A Bad Mattress!


Better Bed Solutions

Warning – you are potentially sleeping on a health hazard! There are 7 signs of a bad mattress you need to look out for. In the long term, these signs can seriously impact your health. When you consider you spend almost a third of your life lying on a mattress that supports your body and …

Essential Oils Guide (THE ULTIMATE LIST OF BENEFITS, USES, RECIPES, & MORE)

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

What if you could keep your home clean and your family healthy without relying on strange manufactured chemicals?With essential oils, you can!Ahead, in this essential oils guide, get answers to your essential oil questions, such as:Do essential oils work?What are essential oils good for?What do I need to know about how to dilute essential oils?What […]

Guide to Natural lubricants, massage oil and body candy

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

It’s common to expose our most sensitive parts to chemicals during sex … Excerpts from an article from Ecologist: Because of the way in which personal lubricants are used – intimate places and in the heat of the moment – most of these ingredients are preservatives such as sodium hydroxide (also known as lye or […]

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Reasons to Buy a New Mattress

by intelliBED @ Intellibed

If you’re still using that lumpy old mattress, chances are you aren’t getting a good night’s sleep. When you a buy a new mattress from Intellibed, you’re purchasing a product made from Gel Matrix™, the best pressure relieving material ever created. Our mattresses are ideal for anyone suffering from sleep-inhibiting ailments like chronic pain or…

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Our In-Depth DreamCloud Bed Review for 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Mattress Safety - Natural Fire Barriers v. Chemical Fire Barriers | PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

Mattress Safety - Natural Fire Barriers v. Chemical Fire Barriers | PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog


PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

Mattresses require a fire barrier to be legal for sale. But, you can get a mattress with a natural, chemical-free fire barrier.

Toxic Chemicals Found in Crib Mattresses

Toxic Chemicals Found in Crib Mattresses


Parents

Toxic Chemicals Found in Crib Mattresses

How I Set My Sleep Goals for 2018

by Mark Sheridan @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

I didn’t truly think about sleep until, in August of 2016, I learned that I have obstructive sleep apnea. Every morning for a year, I had woken up feeling awful, and I couldn’t get through the day without taking a nap. My thoughts grew sluggish, my speech became slurred, and I started to forget things. […]

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Chemical Regulations and the Modern Mattress: The Stuff of Nightmares

Chemical Regulations and the Modern Mattress: The Stuff of Nightmares


GreenBiz

No one sets out to make toxic baby mattresses; it just evolved that way. But new legislation in Congress promises to make healthier and safer products the norm rather than the exception.

New store, Raffle and bee killing pesticides

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

We have have a brand spanking new website Isn’t it gorgeous, easier to find products and quicker checkout? Give it a test drive now We have a new store within store space in Toronto Similar to our presence within Ecoexistence, you can demo our mattresses, pillows and bedding and buy organic & eco-friendly clothing Rem Blue Canoe? […]

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Lario Sofa Bed

Lario Sofa Bed

by SJordan @ Scott Jordan Furniture

Lario Sofa Bed
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Hand-crafted in Italy, the Lario Sofa Bed is available in five mattress sizes and three arm widths.

Choose from three mattress options, standard spring, pocket coil spring or foam mattress. The mattress are all a full 79" long (2 m) the same as a standard queen size. Pol74 sofa beds have upholstery covers that are removable for cleaning, or replacement when necessary.

All Pol74 sofa beds employ a European mechanism that allows the bed to be opened without removing the cushions - the cushions never touch the floor - and you needn't find a place to store them when used as a bed. Very easy to open - grasp the back edge of the rear cushion and pull forward. The bed opens in a tumbling manner. There is a storage zone  in the back of the sofa for pillows when used as a bed.

As one might expect Pol74 offers a very stylish selection of upholstery fabrics and leathers with a contemporary Italian sensibility. The tailoring is a crisp and clean.

The Lario Sofa Bed is available with a chaise to create a corner sectional sofa

Allow 8-10 weeks for delivery.

Available in five European mattress sizes:

71" (180cm) - between a US queen and king
63" (160cm) - a bit wider than a US queen
55" (140cm) an inch wider than a US double
45.25" (115 cm) wider than a US twin
31.5" (equivalent to a US cot)

Chose from three arm widths: small 3.15", medium 5.5", large 8"

Lario Specification Sheet in PDF

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Choosing an Organic Kids Mattress

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

  One of the most important decisions a parent can make is choosing an organic kids mattress. Sleep is critical to your child’s health and well-being, and since kids spend more than one third of their lives in direct exposure to their mattress materials it’s crucial to their health that those mattress materials be safe, …Read More

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Your Mattress May Be Making You Sick

Your Mattress May Be Making You Sick


Real Food Forager

Your Mattress May Be Making You Sick

Act Now To Stop Trump’s EPA Pick!

by Center for Environmental Health @ Center for Environmental Health

If you love asbestos, you’ll love Nancy Beck. She’s Trump’s pick to lead chemical safety policy at the EPA. Nancy Beck’s previous job was defending the safety of chemicals for companies like Monsanto, Chevron, ExxonMobil and companies that make asbestos and other harmful chemicals.   Most recently, Beck’s appointment was criticized by Robert Sussman, a...

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The 5 Highest Rated Firm (Hard) Mattresses in 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Environmental Toxins May Contribute to Aging

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

Chronological age is determined by birth date. Biological age is established by physiological and molecular cells within the individual. The latter is influenced by the exposure of damaging substances in the environment, such as chemicals, cigarette smoke, or even stress (gerontogens). Aging occurs when the body goes through a biological mechanism called senescence. During this process, healthy cells become impaired and they lose their ability to divide. Over a period of time, these impaired cells begin to compile, using resources and releasing hormones with inflammatory characteristics. This majorly contributes to aging and age related diseases. Someday, scientists hope that blood...

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Drinking Water of Millions Contaminated by Fluorinated Chemicals: Scientists Call for Action

by Raphael Tingley @ Green Science Policy Institute

November 14, 2017 More than six million Americans are drinking water polluted with highly fluorinated chemicals. These substances, used as stain and water repellents and in fighting aviation fires, are associated with health problems including kidney and testicular cancer, thyroid disease, decreased sperm quality, high cholesterol, and decreased response to vaccines.…

Michigan Radio: Am I at risk? How do you clean it up? A PFAS expert answers basic questions.

by Raphael Tingley @ Green Science Policy Institute

January 18, 2018

PFAS is an acronym for a group of industrial chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. They've been used since the '50s, in everything from firefighting foam to fast-food paper wrappers to stain-resistant textiles and carpeting, waterproof shoes and boots, non-stick pots and pans, and more. …

Nine Ways to Avoid Household Toxins

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

One expert offers tips for consumers who want to avoid exposure to everyday household toxins and chemicals. Abridged article. Read Unabridged article by Christina Gillham from Newsweek 1. Filter Your Water. A simple water filter can capture a lot of pollutants. Some cities’ water supplies can contain trace amounts of arsenic, lead, perchlorate and/or atrazine, […]

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5 Ways to De-Stress After the Holidays

by Joel Gross @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

The holidays can be wonderful, but they also come with their fair share of stress. Excitement, anxiety—sometimes it feels impossible to have one without the other. Fear not. Even if holiday stress seems inevitable, it’s still possible to take care of ourselves. Most of us know about popular go-to activities like meditation, yoga, and breathing […]

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How To Find An Affordable Natural Organic Mattress

How To Find An Affordable Natural Organic Mattress


Rodale's Organic Life

4 tips for buying the best non-toxic bedding for a healthier night's sleep.

Ul Butun Sofa Bed

Ul Butun Sofa Bed

by SJordan @ Scott Jordan Furniture

Ul Butun Sofa Bed
The refined art of capitonné finds its modern expression in this model that with its numerous solutions and combinations allows to satisfy all needs and all tastes.

The back, either round (déco) or linear (design) can be matched with three different kinds of armrest: squared (small – medium – large), round, shaped. Two solutions for the legs: chromed or covered with fabric.

The bed itself can be customized by choosing among different types of bedsprings and mattresses

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Is Great Sleep Worth It?

by Jenny Stoddard @ Intellibed

  What Is Your Bed Really Worth?   One of the considerations people make when purchasing a mattress is how long it will last. Factoring into that consideration are materials, warranty and general wear and tear. Many people feel that if you can get about 10 years out of a mattress, you’ve found something reasonable.…

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October 2017: Brains in danger?

by Raphael Tingley @ Green Science Policy Institute

During these challenging times, we have some uplifting news about the increased awareness and decreased use of two of our Six Classes of chemicals of concern. Please check out the dramatic short videos below for some inspiration. Will Flame Retardants Continue to Harm Future Generations? A precedent-setting notice from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) waspublished last month in the Federal Register warning manufacturers, consumers, and especially pregnant women and children against using the entire class of organohalogen flame retardants in children’s products, furniture, mattresses,…

The Resolution That Makes All Others Possible

by Joel Tretin @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

Sleep is quickly becoming the new New Year’s resolution. If you’ve promised yourself to start dieting, start exercising, and start 2018 on the right foot, the first step, it turns out, is getting a good night’s sleep. Ready, Set, Sleep The latest publication to open its eyes to the importance of sleep is Quartzy, the Atlantic’s lifestyle […]

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What Is Mattress Tufting?

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

If you’re shopping for a mattress, you’re going to bump into a lot of jargon. You may see words such as coils, foam, firm, soft, quilted, and tufted. With so many different concepts swirling around, it can be hard to know what’s what. To help you become a more informed shopper, here’s a look at what tufted means. What Is...

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January 2018: A game of toxic ‘whack-a-mole’

by Raphael Tingley @ Green Science Policy Institute

The Green Science Policy Institute and I wish you a very happy and healthy 2018. This is a big year for us--our tenth anniversary! Hard to believe it has been a decade since the Institute was founded to address the problem of toxic flame retardants in furniture and baby products. We'll be letting you know about some fun events to mark this special occasion. …

Bed in a Box: How Does It Work?

by Taylor Jones @ The Drömma Bed

Shopping for a new mattress is an endeavor to take seriously. Mattresses are a major home investment, due largely to how long they need to last: the National Sleep Foundation recommends replacing your mattress every 7 to ten years. Additionally, your mattress plays a role in the quality of sleep you get, meaning what mattress you buy could have a major impact on your physical and emotional health. However, the mattress buying model is outdated. No one wants to spend their weekend in a brick and mortar mattress store, faced with an overwhelming amount of choices and pushy sales people. […]

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NCHR Testifies Against New Testosterone Pill

by NCHR Intern @ National Center for Health Research

January 9, 2018. Testosterone replacement can help patients with hypogonadism live a normal life. A new oral drug might be beneficial, but this drug raises concern of potential harms. On a chemical level, the drug works, but we don’t know whether it meaningfully helps patients in the long run. Long term studies with patient-centered outcomes may provide more certainty. In addition, the data do not provide reasonable assurance that this drug is safe. We need additional safety data and drug interaction data before this drug is approved. Furthermore, if we consider potential misuse as part of the risk/benefit evaluation, then the potential for harm surely exceeds the drug’s benefits. Therefore we cannot recommend approval at this time.

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Clean and Healthy New York

Clean and Healthy New York


Clean and Healthy New York

Clean & Healthy NY works for safer chemicals, a sustainable economy & a healthier world by getting toxics out of products, our bodies, children & environment.

What Exactly Is a Food Coma?

by Joel Gross @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

Whether it’s the gingerbread pancakes before the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the hors d’oeuvres during the football game, or the turkey itself – the fourth Thursday of November is all about food.  And while the Thanksgiving holiday certainly helps us take stock of our blessings, it’s undoubtedly centered around the time traditional activity of breaking […]

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Non-toxic vs. Organic Mattress Review | Wellness Mama

Non-toxic vs. Organic Mattress Review | Wellness Mama


Wellness Mama®

There are many organic mattress choices but not all are really chemical free and sometimes a non-toxic mattress may be better (& cheaper!)

Our Voila Hybrid Mattress Review for 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Organic Body Pillow and Other Pregnancy Must-Haves

by Organic Lifestyle @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Studies show that babies are exposed to toxic chemicals in the womb – so reducing your exposure while pregnant is a great place to start. This can be overwhelming, but at Organic Lifestyle, we want to help make your life easier and healthier. We put together this list of pregnancy must-haves, starting with one of […]

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11 Best Natural, Eco Friendly & Organic Mattresses You Can Buy Online

11 Best Natural, Eco Friendly & Organic Mattresses You Can Buy Online


The Good Trade

A good night’s sleep shouldn’t be elusive. Studies show that we spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping, and yet the average mattress contains a cocktail of toxic chemicals and flame retardants that can lead to long term diseases, skin irritations and respiratory problems. Comfort and quality are

How Mattresses and Lower Back Pain Are Related

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

Do you wake up feeling ready to take on the day or do you wince at the pain that shoots from your lower back? Waking up to pain doesn’t give anyone a good start to a day full of responsibilities. Whether you’re working a rigorous 9 to 5 or are up at the crack of dawn with the kids, you...

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You’ll Never Believe What Maine Just Did!

by Judy Levin @ Center for Environmental Health

Here’s a new day for our health Maine just accomplished what no other state in the U.S. has managed to do: ban the sale of new upholstered furniture that have harmful and unnecessary flame retardant chemicals. This is an unprecedented move to protect children and families from cancer causing and “brain drain” chemicals that have no added...

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Are There Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) In Your Mattress?

by Amber Merton @ PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

What Are VOCs? Volatile organic compounds are chemicals that are used, in the manufacturing process, of many items found in our homes. The term “volatile” means that these are chemicals that can easily get into the air that you breathe each day and end up inside of your body. “Organic” means that they are carbon-based. U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) studies have discovered that VOCs Read More

Tufted Mattress 101

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

Mattresses greatly vary in their materials and make. As you browse through mattress options, you’ll find yourself knee-deep in terms that relate to mattresses like softness, support, innerspring, memory foam, tufted, non-tufted, and many other attributes that define the product. On this list, hand tufting is an incredibly desirable feature. Here’s why. What is Tufting? Tufting is the process of...

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What's that smell? ABC7 investigates new mattresses

What's that smell? ABC7 investigates new mattresses


WJLA

There's nothing quite like the feel of a new mattress. But what about the smell? After getting complaints about a strange odor that came along with new mattresses, the 7 ON YOUR SIDE I-Team went to work, testing to see what youre breathing in.Prepping for

Best Cooling Mattress & Tips to Sleep Cool

by Taylor Jones @ The Drömma Bed

A comfortable cooling mattress is essential for a good night’s sleep.  According to the National Sleep Foundation, people sleep best in a room as cool as 60 – 69 degrees Fahrenheit. They suggest thinking of your bedroom as a “cool, dark cave.” Before sleep, the body’s core temperature drops. Increased core temperature at the wrong time disrupts the sleep cycle, so a mattress that is too warm can result in a raised body temperature, restlessness, and waking in the night.  So how do you choose which is best? Overall Tips for Finding a Cooling Mattress If you’re shopping for a mattress someone […]

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5 Healthy & Eco-Friendly Ways To Reduce Plastic In Your Everyday Life

5 Healthy & Eco-Friendly Ways To Reduce Plastic In Your Everyday Life

by Courtney Jay Biebl @ The Good Trade

Plastic does not biodegrade and plastic gives off toxic chemicals that when ingested or worn, can have long lasting consequences. We're beginning the quest to open our minds to alternatives, in both what we use and what we throw away. If we ask more questions and look deeper, we can change our approach to plastic use and chase the negative impact we may have on our environment and ourselves.

Do You Sleep on an "Organic" Mattress?

Do You Sleep on an "Organic" Mattress?


Dr. Axe

We spend close to one-third of our lives sleeping, yet for most of us it's on a mattress that turns out to be pretty toxic, let alone often uncomfortable. I wrote up this article all about the common ingredients in most mattresses — caution, it might freak you out — plus how exactly to pick the healthiest bed to your sleep and health go hand-in-hand like they should.

Why You Need a Non-Toxic Mattress

by sebomarketing @ Intellibed

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Pre-order organic Bedding & winner of May 2015 gift card is …

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Organic bedding is hard to source but look what I found … 300 thread count Luxurious sateen weave 100%-certified organic with non-toxic dyes Fairtrade factories in India Deep pockets and full elastic on fitted sheets will fit any mattress Sheet set – Hemmed Sheet set – Hemmed Colour options – in addition to Ivory and White, […]

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Are These Toxic Materials In Your Mattress?

by exampleuser @ SleepLily

One of the most surprising things about toxic chemicals in mattresses is how incredibly common they are. In fact, mattresses that are off-gassing harmful VOCs, and emitting toxic chemicals seem to be the norm, and not the exception. Even worse, this is true even of many mattresses claiming to be “organic” or “all-natural.” How can this... Read more »

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Quartz: The US government is finally acknowledging the flame retardants in your furniture and baby products are not just ineffective, but also dangerous

by Raphael Tingley @ Green Science Policy Institute

October 10, 2017

The US agency in charge of protecting consumer safety just took the first step towards banning a class of flame retardants that were, up until very recently, nearly ubiquitous. So ubiquitous—mostly in children’s clothes, baby toys, and upholstered furniture—that the vast majority of the US population has measurable quantities of it in their blood.…

STOP! Don't buy that new TOXIC mattress!

STOP! Don't buy that new TOXIC mattress!


Weed 'em & Reap

Don't buy that conventional mattress. It's toxic! There are cheaper and healthier options that won't pollute your personal environment.

How to Find the Most Comfortable Mattress

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

What’s The Most Comfortable Mattress Type? So you want to know what the most comfortable mattress is? The quick answer: The mattress that best suits your needs will prove to be the most comfortable. This isn’t a cop-out, it’s just the quick answer. The truth is, there is no magic mattress that is best for […]

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How to Buy a Safe, Reasonably Priced Mattress Without Harmful Chemicals

How to Buy a Safe, Reasonably Priced Mattress Without Harmful Chemicals


Dengarden

I recently came across an interesting story about a man named Michael Paese. Six years ago he developed debilitating health problems. His energy levels were depleted and he slept most of the day. He also had difficulty focusing and developed a...

Are Your Clothes Becoming Intolerable? Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Are Your Clothes Becoming Intolerable? Chemical toxins are a growing problem for everyone – you, me, your family, people everywhere. Dr. Dick Irwin, a toxicologist at Texas A&M University, stated that “Chemicals have replaced bacteria and viruses as the main threat to health. The diseases we are beginning to see as the major causes of […]

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How Posh & Lavish’s Obsessive Engineering Made them One of Our Most Popular Brands

by Admin @ New Living

If you’ve stopped by New Living Healthy Bedroom Store lately, you may have tried Posh & Lavish. It’s one of our newest brands that we carry and one of the most popular. If you haven’t tried out a Posh & Lavish you must! The mattress is cozy and of the highest quality. And their company […]

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What a Professional Sports Trainer Knows About Sleep (That You Don’t)

by Mark Sheridan @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

With the Super Bowl just days away and the Olympics on the horizon, we got to thinking about the role of sleep in the lives of elite athletes. How does sleep affect their performance, and how do they manage to get enough rest with such hectic schedules? Most important, what can we mere mortals learn […]

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Riddells Creek Organic Whitening Toothpaste

by livingsafe @ Living Safe

Riddells Creek Organic Whitening Toothpaste There are safer and more natural ways to brighten your smile, rather than having to resort to harsh and unhealthy chemical ingredients. Riddells Creek Organic Whitening Toothpaste is a great safe, organic, vegan friendly whitening toothpaste that works! Made here in Australia, with certified organic, vegan ingredients, this 100% natural […]

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Memory Foam mattress WARNING: Chemical offgassing affecting customers

Memory Foam mattress WARNING: Chemical offgassing affecting customers


NaturalNews.com

We don't yet know what chemicals are offgassing from memory foam mattresses, but we are seeing an increased number of reports from users who are experience what appear to be health effects from sleeping on new memory foam mattresses.Unlike natural latex rubber, memory foam is a synthetic cr

5 Things the Lincoln Bedroom Can Tell Us About a Good Night’s Sleep

by Mark Sheridan @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

It’s ironic that Presidents’ Day is associated with mattress sales, given what terrible things the nation’s top job does for sleeping habits. President Clinton may have boasted about how little sleep he got while in office, but science shows that restless nights take a serious toll on our health. What’s more, our commanders-in-chief seem to […]

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Non-toxic Mattress Guide | Gimme the Good Stuff

Non-toxic Mattress Guide | Gimme the Good Stuff


Gimme the Good Stuff

Conventional mattresses typically contain various petrochemicals, plastics or vinyl, flame retardants, which releases VOCs that are linked to cancer.

Why Everyone Is Suddenly Using Crystal Deodorant (& You Should, Too!)

by Sierra Bright @ Natural Living Ideas

Back in the 1980s, before the term “natural” was cool, a pioneering company known as Crystal developed a natural deodorant from a hunk of French-sourced mineral salt that looks like a crystal and deodorizes without harmful chemicals. While it’s had somewhat of a cult following in the decades since, with healthier, alternative products now all the rage, Crystal deodorants have been thrust into the spotlight… [read more]

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Are chemical fire retardants used on the mattresses?

Are chemical fire retardants used on the mattresses?


Support & Frequently Asked Questions | Leesa Sleep

We do not chemically treat our materials, foams or mattresses for any reason. The Leesa and Sapira mattresses are fully encased in a fire retardant sock made up of a proprietary blend of fibers, ea...

A Mattress With Customized Firmness and Support Is Best

by Amber Merton @ PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

  Buying a mattress is a very personal choice. There is not one mattress thickness, firmness and support which is perfect for everyone. Therefore, it’s important that you are able to customize your mattress, so that it is perfect for your particular sleeping pattern and body type. One of the wonderful things about PlushBeds 100% natural latex mattresses is that they are hand crafted and customized Read More

4 Common Mattress Materials Filled With Toxic Chemicals

4 Common Mattress Materials Filled With Toxic Chemicals


SleepLily

Is your mattress emitting toxic chemicals into your bedroom? You may be surprised to learn that the most common mattress materials are also the most toxic.

Mould Testing Overview - Pros and Cons of Different Methods

by noreply@blogger.com (Corinne) @ My Chemical-Free House

First I want to talk about the most reliable test which is how you feel in the house compared to other places. Unfortunately this is not always as simple as it sounds to execute. There are different ways to undertake this experiment. The simplest way is to stay in your backyard in a tent or all metal trailer without bringing any possessions from the house. The most obvious complication here is that you will need to go inside to use the washroom unless you get a porta potty! You may also be so sensitive that the house has contaminated the air outside (I have experienced being outside of a house and being able to smell the mould).

The next option would be to stay somewhere where other people recovering from mould illness (and MCS) have felt better. This could be a campground, KOA cabin, Airbnb or other rental. I have a lot more details on this in my post on the Locations Effect and Mould Sabbatical.

Once you have gotten "clear" and done some recovering you might be wondering how do you test a house to find out if it's good? Some people can walk into a house and know if it's good for them. But even the most sensitive people usually need to request to spend 3 nights trialling the house. This is not always an option, but you should ask. Usually people sleep better in a house that is mould free, but me and other CIRS patients have found that there is some mould that puts you into a zombie sleep where you sleep more (and then get sicker). So even a three-night test can be tricky.

It is also good to verify the house is safe with mould testing. The most common test for CIRS (mould patients) is the ERMI. It is highly recommended by Shoemaker certified doctors as the test to use. The range of the ERMI scores goes from minus 10 to positive 20. You need a score or 2 or lower to be treated and recover from mould illness according to Dr. Shoemaker.

Other types of mould tests can also be useful. A tape lift will get you definitive results on visible mould. I look at the options below. This is a very simple overview just to give you the general idea of what is out there in a way that is not overwhelming - you may want to look more into each of these different methods. Please note that my sources were biased towards mould advocates Lisa Petrison from Paradigm Change, Greg Muske from Biotoxin Journey, Dr. Shoemaker and Cheryl Ciecko, an architect who specialises in mould. I have attempted to cross-check their information. However, going with information from the companies that do house inspections can be biased and contradictory. (All sources at end of post, which you can read for more detail).

ERMI

Cons

- Doesn’t work well in brand new houses.

- You need dust that has settled for a while (wait 4-6 weeks to re-test an area).

- Having very little dust or a high amount of dust can skew results.

- Having a high amount of outside dirt inside can skew results. Having high or low outdoor spores counts can skew results.

- May not be an even distribution of spores throughout the house if mould is only coming from one place and the house is large.

- It is known to miss major mould problems when people are very sick in their house. Similarly, after a remediation, a CIRS patient can still be sick from the mycotoxins left behind despite a low score.


Pros

-"Only the ERMI and HERTSMI have been associated with sequential activation of innate immune responses, not air testing.” Dr. Shoemaker. Meaning it is the only test that he found that is consistently in line with lab results for CIRS, despite its drawbacks.

- Vacuum method can pick of heavy spores like Stachy and the Swifer method can also be used to pick up places with accumulated dust that has been there for 4 months. John Banta always tries to use the vacuum method over swipe method.

- It's pretty affordable at $300. You do it yourself. The lab recommended is Mycometrics.

HERTSMI-2

-Similar to ERMI but tests for a handful of moulds most commonly associated with water damaged buildings. It is cheaper than ERMI. I would go for the full ERMI and you can still calculate your HERTSMI value from that. Shoemaker certified doctors will consider your HERTSMI score as well as ERMI score.

Tape Lifts

Cons

- You need to have visible mould.

- It assists you with what type of mould it is and not how widespread the problem is.

Pros

- Tells you what kind of mould you have when you have a visible sample.

- Allows you to know if this is a toxic mould.

- You can do it yourself.

- It's the cheaper way to test for visible mould.

I used this DIY Tape Lift to test a few areas in a house I go into often. The results came back showing me what type of mould it was. It confirmed that the mould was one that is toxic that comes from water damage. Though you need to get a decent amount of mould on the tape otherwise your results will just show scattered pieces.

Spore Traps (Air Test)

Cons

- Needs to be taken near the source, so you have to know where the source is.

- Shoemaker says: "The industry standard of sampling the air for spores is not an acceptable substitute for many reasons. One of the main limitations is that over 99% of the particles that carry the inflammagens from water damaged buildings are smaller than 3 microns. Spore traps can only detect particles that are larger than 3 microns and therefore, miss over 99% of the inflammagens.”

- Spore traps identify round, intact spores. So they will not catch evidence of past problem that have left mycotoxins.

- Can miss/underreport certain heavy species like stachy.

- Expensive.

Pros

- The test is more standardised than tape lifts, swabs, cultures, and mould-dogs, they claim.

- It is the most widely used mould test.

- You can compare inside and outside air.

Dishes

Cons

- Hard to know where to place the dish to get capture the mould if you don’t know where the mould is coming from.

- Doesn’t get you an accurate relative reading since some mould is harder to catch and some proliferate faster in the dish than others.

- Stachy is a slow grower compared to other moulds in the dish.

Pros

- Can be used in multiple places to compare and for general observation.

- Can give you more details on the exact type of mould than other tests.

- Inexpensive.

- John Banta does a culture of the dust used for ERMI to compare and get more details

Here is one you can do yourself.

Mould Dogs

Cons

- Can only detect a handful of moulds.

- Hard to know if they are well trained, look for good references of the company.

- They can’t tell you if it’s high amount of mould or a trace from after a remediation.

- The dog can only sniff in areas where they can reach.

Pros

- They are good at finding the source if it is within their reach.

- The dog can smell both live and dead mould.

- You can pinpoint the area where you need to do further testing.

VOC testing

Cons

- There is controversy around the accuracy of this testing.

- Not widely used.

Pros

- Test the levels of mycotoxins and other VOCs in the air.

Here is a company that does this kind of testing that is recommended. It goes to an AIHA accredited lab.

Sources:

http://biotoxinjourney.com/mold-testing/
http://paradigmchange.me/testing/
https://www.nachi.org/tape-sampling-mold-inspection.htm
http://healthybuildingscience.com/2013/02/14/mold-testing-air-quality/
Public postings by Cheryl Ciecko (Architect)
John Banta interview
Dr Shoemaker Q&A

Disclosure: Some of the links to products and supplies on this page go through my affiliate partners. This post uses Amazon Affiliate links. Buying through these links helps support this blog and does not affect the price for the consumer. I was given the Tape Lift test to see if I liked and recommended it.

DIY Insect Repellent Spray with Essential Oils

by Grace Furman @ Red and Honey

This DIY insect repellent spray is super quick to make, and works amazingly well. Plus, it’s made with all natural ingredients so that you won’t have to worry about toxic chemicals. In my opinion, the one and only downside to summertime is the mosquitoes. They annoyingly buzz around you until they finally bite, which results […]

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Charcoal bamboo sheets help you detox as you sleep ?!

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Did you know that Bamboo Charcoal properties include: Drawing out toxins and chemicals from your skin, leaving your skin feeling softer and refreshed Temperature regulation (i.e., as it breathes well, it cools you when feeling warm and keeps you warm when feeling cool) Now imagine its softness, cooling and pampering effect as you sleep on […]

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The bogus EPA we’ll get from Trump’s Latest Pick

by Ansje Miller @ Center for Environmental Health

Donald Trump has a knack for nominating officials who would undermine the very laws they’re supposed to uphold. His latest pick is Michael Dourson, a corporate conspirator who would lead EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. Dourson would be the third horseman of Trump’s environmental apocalypse, with the power to destroy the regulations...

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