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Latex Mattress Fire Retardant | PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

Latex Mattress Fire Retardant | PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog


PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), on behalf of the U.S. government, established regulations beginning July 1, 2007 that requires all mattresses sold in the United States to meet certain fire retardant standards. The law further requires that mattress labeling includes information indicating that the mattress meets current federal regulations concerning flammability. However, many mattress makers rely on chemical-based fire retardants rather than natural fire barriers that are completely safe for exposure to healthy adults, the elderly, and to children. That's a concern to anyone interested in limiting exposure to potentially toxic petrochemicals. Additionally, a May 2013 US News & World Report Health article reveals that exposure to PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers), which are found in many flame-retardants chemicals, have been linked to hyperactivity and lower IQs in children. This makes fire retardant mattress materials of particular interest to parents of

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,…

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

Find A Chemical Free Crib Mattress < Moms Clean Air Force

Find A Chemical Free Crib Mattress < Moms Clean Air Force


Moms Clean Air Force

Read about one mother's hunt for a chemical free crib mattress, and find tips for getting a chemical free crib mattress for your child.

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!)

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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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

What is a Vegan Mattress

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

A vegan is someone who refrains from consuming animal products, whether they be in food, clothing, or household items. You may have never considered the fact that conventional mattresses are manufactured with a variety of animal-based products. However, Sleeping Organic is excited to offer an alternative! Our vegan mattress is made of a natural latex […]

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Affordable Non Toxic Mattress | Avocado Green Mattress®

Affordable Non Toxic Mattress | Avocado Green Mattress®


Avocado Green Mattress

Our non toxic mattress is handmade without harsh chemicals or VOCs. Sleep soundly and safely with Avocado Green Mattress.

Admin Only Products

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

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The 6 Best Rated Hybrid Beds – 2018 Reviews & Comparisons

by Mark Reddick @ The Sleep Advisor

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Pure Bliss Non-Toxic Mattress

by exampleuser @ Products – SleepLily

A premium Non-Toxic Mattress with uncompromising comfort. Choose your own firmness level with 6" of 100% Pure Natural Latex.

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Brentwood Home Oceano Mattress Review

by Jessica Jones @ The Sleep Judge

EMF Protection for Your Family

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

  I remember a time when cell phones, laptops and the Internet didn’t exist – and it was not that long ago. Now most of us are so dependent on our cell phones, tablets and laptops that we can’t imagine being without them. EMF protection is something we now need to consider. Scientists are beginning …Read More

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The Best Natural & Organic Mattresses: A Buyer's Guide & Review | Organic Newsroom

The Best Natural & Organic Mattresses: A Buyer's Guide & Review | Organic Newsroom


Organic Newsroom

Mattresses are one of the most-unknown sources of toxins in most households—required by law to be coated in toxic chemicals. Organic mattresses are sourced from organically-grown materials, are hypo-allergenic, and utilize natural flame-retarded materials such as organic wool. This combination of features allow organic mattresses to provide a great degree of health-conscious comfort ideal for anyone …

Quilted Mattress Pad – Twin

by Mariah Bankemper @ Products – SleepLily

Twin sized, Pure Grow Wool Mattress pad quilted to an organic cotton cover, with natural elastic straps for easy attachment to the mattress.

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Mattress Basics: Be Aware Before You Buy.

by admin @ Amore Beds

Forget The Fluff The mattress industry is a complex and confusing world to some. However, it doesn’t have to be. Once you understand the basics, you can use that knowledge to help you make the right decision when buying your new mattress. You don’t have to fall victim to the mattress scam that companies have...

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Giveaway: Soaring Heart Certified Organic Toddler / Travel Pillow

by Natural Baby Mama @ Natural Baby Mama

Soaring Heart is my favorite organic mattress and pillow company.  My kids use this organic toddler pillow and the entire family uses these pillows when we travel.  We own several of their mattresses and toppers as well.  They use the highest quality certified organic material.  They are based out of ...

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How is Wool Processed? From Sheep to Sheets: Stage 3

by The Shepherd's Dream @ Shepherd's Dream

Lately on our blog, we’ve been exploring the process of wool – from the pastures to the finished product – to help you gain a better understanding of the wool we use to make our organic bedding products. Previously we discussed the first stage of wool processing, Selecting Wool Growers, and the second stage, Shearing. […]

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The Wool Factor – 4 key reasons why wool mattresses are better

by todd @ Amore Beds

With an ever-increasingly busy world, quality sleep is becoming more and more of an issue. Most adults are poorly informed when it comes to the right mattress for them, often resulting in low-quality sleep each night, which can lead to serious health issues.  For most people, the purchase of a new mattress is a necessity...

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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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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...

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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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.

Help Finding a Safe, Natural Mattress

Help Finding a Safe, Natural Mattress


Kitchen Stewardship | Real Food and Natural Living

You don't want to sleep on offgassing chemicals! Readers' tips from three years of looking will help you find the best natural, organic (or not) mattresses for your family.

Why You Need a Non-Toxic Mattress

by sebomarketing @ Intellibed

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Urban Roots Handmade

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

Handmade-to-order basic clothing for women made from pre-shrunk linen and organic cotton thread. Styles are simple and loose, natural linen and colors. French seams. Wow. These are the clothes I want to wear. Not inexpensive but beautiful. Plastic-free shipping. Sizes P-XL. Also kitchen linens and bath linens.

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What’s in Your Mattress?

What’s in Your Mattress?

by omialice @ Flame Retardant – OrganicPedic by OMI

With so many options available now in the way of mattresses, it’s hard to know what you are really paying for or sleeping on. Below is a breakdown of materials that are commonly used in mattresses in today’s market. Polyfoam/Quiltflex: Most commonly found as the “comfort” layer in the top of the mattress or as … Continue reading What’s in Your Mattress?

How to Find the Best Mattress for Back Pain

by sebomarketing @ Intellibed

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Flame Retardants

Flame Retardants


EWG

For decades, foam furniture, baby products and electronics have been loaded with needless flame retardants that migrate out of products and into our bodies. These chemicals have been linked to cancer and hormone disruption, as well as deficits in motor skills, attention and IQ in children. Though the most toxic ones have been phased out in the United States, they were replaced with poorly studied alternatives that also could harm health. In 2017, the Consumer Products Safety Commission initiated a ban on the most toxic additives in foam products and electronics, and warned the public, particularly parents, to avoid buying new foam or electronic products that contain bromine- or chlorine-based flame retardants.

The Best Organic Crib Mattresses + Why You Need One!

The Best Organic Crib Mattresses + Why You Need One!


The Gentle Nursery

A list of the best non-toxic + organic crib mattresses for your baby. Choose a healthier mattress for safer sleep!

Why Buy an Organic Mattress?

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

With almost 1/3 of our lives spent in bed, what we sleep on does affect us. Your mattress is a long term investment in your comfort and health. Organic latex mattresses are made of organic latex, organic cotton and organic wool. The components of our organic mattresses, cotton, wool and latex, are cultivated using NO […]

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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…

Terralite

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

Candles made from organic coconut oil and rice bran wax, scented with “organic, wildcrafted, pure essential oils and extracts from plants that were grown without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers…Our hemp wicks contain absolutely no lead, are not chemically treated, and are braided with pure unbleached cotton.” All candles are white and come […]

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Pure Start – Non-Toxic Crib Mattress

by exampleuser @ Products – SleepLily

Our best-selling Non-Toxic Crib Mattress. Made with Organic Cotton & PureGrow Wool. Extra-firm innerspring. No flame-retardants, VOCs or toxic chemicals.

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Top 4 Things You’ll Love About Your New Memory Foam Mattress

by Jacky Gale @ Mattress World Northwest

Many satisfied Mattress World Northwest customers regard memory foam as essential for a good night’s sleep. Originally developed by NASA chemists, memory foam is a blend of polyurethane and a few other ingredients to improve its support capabilities. Today, as the material has become more common and its cost has decreased, you can find memory […]

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5 Myths About Latex Mattresses

by Sarah Klein @ Mattress World Northwest

Latex mattresses get a bad rap. Consumers who are uneducated about natural latex mattresses may have misconceptions about latex in particular, given its associations (latex hospital gloves, latex condoms, etc.), and latex mattresses in general. Even the word “latex” sounds synthetic – closer to the word “plastic” than “natural,” which may be the source of […]

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Do I Need a Box Spring for My Mattress? Your Top Alternatives Revealed

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

If you’re in the market for a mattress and wondering if you need a box spring, then this article is for you… The short answer is no, you don’t need a box spring for your mattress! What you need is a foundation, which doesn’t necessarily have to be a box spring. In fact, you’ll be happier […]

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Pure Plush Non-Toxic Mattress | SleepLily

Pure Plush Non-Toxic Mattress | SleepLily


SleepLily

An indulgently plush Non-Toxic Mattress. We've added 2" of 100% Pure Natural Latex on each side of our firm innerspring core. For a plush, yet supportive feel.

Bacon Quiche with Spaghetti Squash Crust

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

  This quiche makes a classy and simple breakfast, brunch, or dinner. It also makes an easy portable meal, if you pack a lunch for work, and you can enjoy it without re-heating. Also, it’s a hearty breakfast that meets all my Reset Your Breakfast guidelines. How to make a spaghetti squash crust This spaghetti […]

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Best Organic Crib Mattress Reviews 2018

Best Organic Crib Mattress Reviews 2018


The Sleep Judge

We tested 13 highly reviewed crib mattresses. Find out which are our top 5 recommendations.

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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Mom’s Guide 2018: What's The Best Organic Crib Mattress?

Mom’s Guide 2018: What's The Best Organic Crib Mattress?


MomTricks

Did you know that crib mattresses are sprayed with toxic chemicals? Find out how you can avoid this and find one that's both non-toxic and organic.

Cure Anxiety Naturally

by Jessica Hann @ Avocado Green Mattress

Treat Anxiety Naturally | The best essential oils for anxiety.Read More ...

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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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The Best Memory Foam Mattress Is Infused With Graphite

by todd @ Amore Beds

Graphite-Infused Memory Foam For The Win The memory foam mattress world has grown immensely over the years. Many mattress makers are still using standard memory foam or various forms of gels in their mattress, but those technologies are over 15 years old.  Newer mattress companies have gotten with the times and utilize the latest in cooling technology.  There...

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The 5 Highest Rated Firm (Hard) Mattresses in 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Parasite Cleanse: A Review & Guide

by Organic Newsroom @ Organic Newsroom

Parasites are an unavoidable part of life, inhabiting millions of Americans, and can be found in nearly every type of environment. [1] Many parasitic conditions such as Babesiosis, Cryptosporidiosis, and Giardiasis often bring with them  a slew of symptoms and health issues.  However, parasites can thrive in the human body for years without causing any noticeable side effects. […]

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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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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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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...

Do Mattresses Really Double in Weight in 10 Years?

by admin @ Mattress World Northwest

The claim is often made that a mattress doubles in weight after 10 years due to the accumulation of dust mites (pictured, left), dead skin cells, dust, sweat and other unpleasant things. Is it an urban myth invented by marketers, or based on fact? The truth is not so black and white. A lack of […]

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Should Americans Fear Their Furniture?

Should Americans Fear Their Furniture?

by omiclaire @ Flame Retardant – OrganicPedic by OMI

Airing tonight on HBO is a documentary that explores the chemical-laden flame retardants contained in much of today’s furniture. Here is an excerpt from the article, Should Americans Fear Their Furniture? by New York Times author Jane Margolies: “The pet hairs and red wine stains on sofas across America, it turns out, should be the … Continue reading Should Americans Fear Their Furniture?

Popular Wool Bed Configurations (Part 1): All-Natural Wool Mattress, Topper & Latex Pad

by The Shepherd's Dream @ Shepherd's Dream

One of the advantages of all natural wool bedding is its versatility. Wool bedding greatly benefits from a layered approach which, in turn, provides many options for optimizing the bedding experience to the individual – rather than the other way around. Understanding the advantages of the different layers helps to identify which choices are best […]

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Use an Air Purifier for Smoke from Wildfires

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

  It began with a sense of dread and a knock on the door in the middle of the night. Our friends stood there in shock. They told us they woke up and had about a minute to escape from their home, driving through the embers and smoke with a high wall of flames behind them. The …Read More

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What to Avoid When Buying a Non-toxic Mattress

What to Avoid When Buying a Non-toxic Mattress


Dr Frank Lipman

If you're in the market for a non-toxic mattress--whether it's for a crib or a California king--here is what I suggest you avoid:

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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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.

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

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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How to Find Safe Furniture + Mattresses for Kids Rooms

How to Find Safe Furniture + Mattresses for Kids Rooms


The Soft Landing®

Finding safe furniture for your home can be a daunting task, so we looked far and wide to find manufacturers that meet our standards to make your job easier

Our Voila Hybrid Mattress Review for 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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What do you really know about your baby’s crib mattress?

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

Fact: Conventional crib mattresses can contain a toxic mix of chemicals Parents everywhere go to great lengths to buy safe strollers, car seats, cribs and clothing to protect their babies but seldom consider the dangers associated with exposing their infant to toxic chemicals commonly found in crib mattresses. Most conventional crib mattresses are waterproofed with […]

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Pesticides in the bedroom

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

Imagine this: You spend months picking out the perfect mattress. You pay a sum that should have been a deposit on a Ford Mustang. And you take your new investment home for your first night of pure bliss. You wake up the following morning to itchy running eyes, a congested head, a minor wheeze, and […]

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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]

Avocado Mint Tahini Dip (Move over, mayonnaise)

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

“You left the mustard out of the avocado and peanut butter dip?” Every time I make guacamole or another form of avocado dip, I think of that line from 60’s sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show. Yes, I was the child who grew up without cable and who watched every episode of that show,  along with I […]

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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 […]

What’s Up With Thread Count?

by Victoria @ Naturepedic Blog

Anyone who has shopped for sheets has noticed different thread counts. And as Naturepedic customers may have noticed, we recently gave our organic cotton sheets an upgrade and switched from 300 thread count to approximately 400 thread count. But what exactly is thread count and why does it matter? What Is Thread Count? When looking at the thread count of sheets, you’re not just looking at a random number. However, it is a common misconception that a higher thread count directly translates to better quality sheets. Thread count is actually the number of threads per square inch (this includes horizontally and vertically). The finer the materials sheets are made of, the higher the thread count. You can typically assume that the higher the thread count, the softer the sheets. Therefore, thread count has an effect on the feel of your sheets, but it is not the only factor that will affect the overall quality of your sheets. What Else Should[...]

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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.…

Paleo Burrito Bowl

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

DIY Chipotle! Imagine a Chipotle meal where you don’t have to hear, “The guacamole is $2 extra, okay?” This is my kind of meal, as I prefer to stuff my face with guacamole without being reminded of the price of avocados. This is my current go-to lunch. I keep a big batch of the chicken in […]

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Bella Sera Firmness Guide

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

You can choose whether you want your three layers to be soft, medium, or firm. Additionally, if you are purchasing a Queen or King size mattress, you can customize each side to be a different firmness level. For more detailed information, please read about customizing your mattress.  After you have slept on the mattress, if […]

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DCA Considers New California Fire Retardant Regulations

DCA Considers New California Fire Retardant Regulations

by omimattress @ Flame Retardant – OrganicPedic by OMI

SACRAMENTO – California Department of Consumer Affairs Advisory Board Member Walt Bader, President of Organic Mattresses Inc. (OMI), reviews public comments on proposed new upholstered furniture flammability standard. The California Department of Consumer Affairs held hearings on their proposed California Technical Bulletin 117- 2013 on March 26, 2013, and the DCA Advisory Board reviewed all … Continue reading DCA Considers New California Fire Retardant Regulations

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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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...

Organic Wool

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

Sleeping Organic practices sustainable and environmentally conscientious business practices. We use 100% organic wool for our wool mattress toppers and other wool products because it’s comfortable, it’s holistic, and it’s ethical. The organic wool process starts with taking care of the sheep and ends with taking care of you. Wool is an unequivocally comfortable textile […]

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Watermelon

by Jessica Hann @ Avocado Green Mattress

Watermelon | Four health benefits and two hydrating drink recipes.Read More ...

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

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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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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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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Nectar Sleep: ‘The Best Mattress Offers the Best Sleep’

by Organic Newsroom @ Organic Newsroom

Getting good sleep isn’t easy; stress keeps your mind racing, chronic pain makes you body ache, and there’s always too much to do with too little time to do it! Many of us aren’t getting the restorative sleep we need each night. Natural sleep aids like melatonin, magnesium glycinate, and GABA all help but oftentimes fall short […]

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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.

Safe Sleep On An Amore Beds Flame Retardant Free Mattress

Safe Sleep On An Amore Beds Flame Retardant Free Mattress


Amore Beds

You'll get nothing but safe sleep with our mattresses. No harmful flame retardant chemicals are used on our mattresses. Naturally fire resistant materials.

Synthetic vs. Natural Latex

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

The rubber latex which is used for mattresses and toppers is all originally tapped from rubber trees. After tapping the rubber trees the latex is either manufactured into a consistent product through a Dunlop or Talalay process. Before the finished latex mixture is poured into the molds for these two processes, the latex can have […]

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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

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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OMI Mattresses Now Provide Fire Retardant Information on New Label

OMI Mattresses Now Provide Fire Retardant Information on New Label

by omistephanie2014 @ Flame Retardant – OrganicPedic by OMI

California Senate Bill 1019 was approved on September 30, 2014. This bill requires manufacturers of upholstered furniture to identify and label products that contain flame-retardant chemicals with a statement on the product’s label. While mattresses were excluded from this legislation, OMI agrees that this is information consumers deserve to have. OMI has become the first … Continue reading OMI Mattresses Now Provide Fire Retardant Information on New Label

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.

Fertility and More: How Flame Retardants in Our Homes Affect Our Health

by Emma Rohmann @ Green at Home

Chemical flame retardants are in electronics, children’s pyjamas, car seats, mattresses, carpeting, and most other petrochemical-based materials (i.e. foam, polyester, etc.). Halogenated flame retardants have been around for 40 years, and we are now learning how hazardous they are to our health. In fact, they are found in just about everyone across North America, at […]

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Here a flame retardant, there a flame retardant, everywhere a flame retardant! - Natural Baby Mama

Here a flame retardant, there a flame retardant, everywhere a flame retardant! - Natural Baby Mama


Natural Baby Mama

My poor baby!  I realized that I have exposed him to way too many flame retardants in his little life.  I was buying products that I thought were good and little did I know that pretty much everything he was touching had flame retardants in it. Some might say what ... Read More

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 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.

Vegan Organic Mattresses - The Natural Sleep Store

Vegan Organic Mattresses - The Natural Sleep Store


The Natural Sleep Store

If you are looking for a vegan organic mattress, you are likely looking for a mattress without wool, for either ethical reasons or because of an allergy.  Without wool, you have a few different options: Organic Cotton Innerspring Mattress. An organic cotton innerspring mattress, made by Royal Pedic is of the highest quality, but is …

Makers of Flame Retardants Manipulate Research Findings

Makers of Flame Retardants Manipulate Research Findings

by omiclaire @ Flame Retardant – OrganicPedic by OMI

Did you know that federal law requires mattresses to pass vigorous open-flame flammability tests?  These tests are usually passed with the use of chemical flame retardants.  It is a proven fact that chemical flame-retardants offgas volatile organic compounds (VOCs).   Knowing that, are these flame retardants really helping? An article written by Sam Roe and Patricia … Continue reading Makers of Flame Retardants Manipulate Research Findings

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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Organic Cotton

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

Organic cotton bedding is becoming increasingly popular because it is more environmentally safe and healthier than non-organic or synthetic bedding. Organic cotton is pesticide free, pigment free, and hypoallergenic. Organic cotton is extremely comfortable and soothing because it absorbs moisture and wicks it away from the body, keeping the sleeper dry during the night. Organic […]

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Breakfast to Go

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

Breakfast to Go | 13 make-ahead breakfast recipes.Read More ...

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Will Buying an Organic Twin Mattress Improve My Child’s Sleep?

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

We could cite every scientific sleep study in the world and I’m sure you’d agree with that before even reading them… But how much sleep do kids need? And what else about their sleep environment matters? According to the University of Michigan Medical School, children need between 9.5 and 11.5 hours of sleep every night, […]

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Pure Start – Non-Toxic Cradle Mattress

by exampleuser @ Products – SleepLily

Our Non-Toxic Cradle Mattress is made with just Organic Cotton & PureGrow Wool. No flame-retardants, VOCs, or toxic chemicals. Fits standard Cradles.

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Surprising Causes of Hip Pain

by Jacky Gale @ Mattress World Northwest

Achy, creaky hips are strongly associated with age, but age certainly isn’t the only contributing factor. In fact, young patients may be susceptible to many conditions and diseases that can cause hip pain. Everything from early onset arthritis to gynecological problems may cause hip pain. Since it’s impossible to tell, without medical guidance, whether lingering […]

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Eco-Friendly Bedding: Shopping for a Flame-Retardant-Free Mattress

Eco-Friendly Bedding: Shopping for a Flame-Retardant-Free Mattress


Fair for All Guide

I've been vaguely intending to get a new mattress for a couple of years. My old one was somewhere between 20 and 25 years old, first having served as a guest bed for a few years, then as my bed since I was about 10. She was trusty and sturdy but starting to get saggy. After moving into the house I d

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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Biosteel Sneakers

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

"Spider Silk" Sneakers? | Adidas debuts shoes made from biosteel.Read More ...

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Does Lack of Sleep Really Cause Bags Under the Eyes?

by Jacky Gale @ Mattress World Northwest

“Gosh, you look tired today.” This is a line you’ll likely hear quite often if your uncomfortable, lumpy mattress is keeping you awake at night. Even if you manage to get sufficiently caffeinated to stifle your yawning, your family and friends can intuitively pick up on the physical changes in your appearance that indicate a […]

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Bad Headaches? It Could Be Your Mattress

by Ali Long @ Mattress World Northwest

Tension headaches, cluster headaches and migraines can be debilitating. Depending on the type, headaches may be characterized by a dull throbbing all over the head, a piercing pain behind the eyes, or an intense throbbing accompanied by nausea and visual disturbances. Most people experience this malady at one time or another, but those that suffer […]

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Is Your Mattress Toxic

Is Your Mattress Toxic


Kelly the Kitchen Kop

Is Your Mattress Toxic? Read one girl's story of illness, how she figured out that it was her MATTRESS, and then how she was able to get better again...

Mattress Pads Meet Flammability Standards Without Flame Retardants

Mattress Pads Meet Flammability Standards Without Flame Retardants


eLuxury

Our Mattress Pads are laboratory-tested and certified to pass all federal regulations and meet flammability standards without the use of flame retardants.

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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Pure Basic Non-Toxic Mattress

by exampleuser @ Products – SleepLily

A Non-Toxic Mattress for everyone. Pick your perfect innerspring firmness, w/Organic Cotton & PureGrow Wool. No flame-retardants, VOCs, or harmful chemicals.

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Aerial fire retardants: It’s raining red

by Raphael Tingley @ Green Science Policy Institute

A wet winter followed by record heat this summer have contributed to one of California’s worst-ever fire seasons. In the month of October alone, thousands of structures have been destroyed in fires in Northern California as more than ten separate wildfires have burned across the state. Firefighters have literally worked around the clock; and over the course of just five days, more than two million gallons of fire retardant were dropped in California in an effort to control the blazes.…

Eco-Friendly Bedding: Shopping for a Flame-Retardant-Free Mattress

by Julia @ Fair for All Guide

I’ve been vaguely intending to get a new mattress for a couple of years. My old one was somewhere between 20 and 25 years old, first having served as a guest bed for a few years, then as my bed since I was about 10. She was trusty and sturdy but starting to get saggy. ... [Read more...]

Paleo White Chicken Chili

by Jean Choi @ Empowered Sustenance

From Lauren: This recipe for Paleo White Chicken Chili is from regular contributor and fellow NTP Jean Choi.  What is it about creamy soups that make us feel instantly warm, cozy and nourished? Packed with veggies and bone broth, and I just don’t know if I could survive winter without a bowl of yummy soup […]

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5 Ways to Get Rid of Lower Back Pain

by Jacky Gale @ Mattress World Northwest

Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons for visits to the doctor’s office. It’s also a top cause of lost work time and disability. The best way to deal with lower back pain is to see your doctor, especially if the pain is severe, lasts longer than a few days, or is […]

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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

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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Baba Ganoush Recipe

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Baba ganoush, and paleo-friendly dips Before I began a grain-free diet to address my autoimmune disease, I relied on hummus and carrot sticks for many travel-friendly lunches. As my new diet excluded legumes, however, hummus was no longer an option. I couldn’t go long without a staple dip recipe, because I needed something for picnics and easy appetizers. […]

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Jumping through the hoops to buy a mattress without fire resistance

Jumping through the hoops to buy a mattress without fire resistance


OregonLive.com

I was told I needed a doctor's note saying my daughter could not be exposed to flame retardant chemicals. Only then could the store avoid penalties associated with contravening federal law and, for an additional fee of $100, halt its production line to build a new mattress without flame protection.

Textile Truths: A Parent’s Guide

Textile Truths: A Parent’s Guide

by omimattress @ Flame Retardant – OrganicPedic by OMI

We are an organic company, so using organic products is a no-brainer for us.  But we have to remember that not everyone has the same immersion into the world of organics, and new parents need to know when it is essential to choose organic products. This great info-graphic,  put together by our friends at Harmony … Continue reading Textile Truths: A Parent’s Guide

13 Healthy Ways To Fight The Flu, Without Getting A Flu Shot

by Dr. Frank Lipman @ Dr Frank Lipman

Though the flu season rages on, I’m not a fan of flu shots. I don’t get them and rarely recommend them to anyone (with the possible exception of the very elderly or frail). The effectiveness of flu shots on otherwise healthy people is questionable, their ingredients include plenty of toxins, and the flu viruses in the shots aim to protect against mutate so quickly that the strain you were vaccinated against probably won’t be the one that makes you sick. Flu vaccines are, at best, hit or miss, and certainly not the cure all they’re made out to be.

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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 […]

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

by Jill Thompson @ The Sleep Advisor

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Eco-Friendly Bedding: Organic Sheets & Mattress Protector

by Julia @ Fair for All Guide

Check out part one to learn about my quest for a flame-retardant-free mattress. Having recently upgraded my mattress from a full size to a queen, I found myself in need of new sheets. Like shopping for a mattress, this was new territory for me; the sheets I had been using were nearly as old as the mattress itself. I looked exclusively for ... [Read more...]

Paleo Plantain Bread (Egg Free, Nut Free)

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Egg free baking with plantains This recipe features a base of plantains and an unexpected ingredient to create a moist, comforting quick bread without eggs. I’ve received countless requests for egg-free baked goods in the last few months, and I can’t remember the last time I posted a recipe and didn’t get the comment, “Can I […]

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Frank’s Favorite Paleo Breakfast Recipes

by Janice Lipman @ Dr Frank Lipman

When you are on a paleo diet, breakfast can seem a bit restrictive without most grain-based carbohydrates, but there are plenty of paleo breakfast recipes filled healthy fats to keep you feeling full and satisfied and well fueled until lunch.

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Best Natural RV Mattress - Where to Buy a Non-Toxic Bed - Get Green Be Well

Best Natural RV Mattress - Where to Buy a Non-Toxic Bed - Get Green Be Well


Get Green Be Well

Natural RV mattress options to replace a factory RV bed. Sleep better with less chemical exposures. Where to buy healthy latex and organic mattresses.

Top 5 Organic (Natural) Crib Mattress Picks For 2018 - Reviews & Ratings

Top 5 Organic (Natural) Crib Mattress Picks For 2018 - Reviews & Ratings


The Sleep Advisor

Searching for a crib mattress that's organic and chemical free? With our buyers guide you can find the safest pick for your baby in a couple of minutes.

Pure Grow Wool – Puddle Pad for Cribs

by Nathan Johnson @ Products – SleepLily

Protect the purity of your new crib mattress safely and naturally. Moisture resistant & washable.

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8 Organic Charleston Restaurants Your Whole Family Can Enjoy

by admin @ Sleeping Organic

As an organic company who values sustainability, we care not only about the environment, but also about what we put in our bodies. Because it’s true what experts say about nutrition, you’ll feel much better day-to-day when you’re running on clean sustainable food as your fuel! But as a mattress store in Charleston, which is arguably […]

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Customize Your Organic Mattress

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

Three firmness options are available for each layer of latex: "soft," "medium," or "firm." You can then decide whether you'd like solid layers of latex, or whether you'd like it split down the center to allow for different firmnesses on each side of the mattress. The latex is wrapped in an organic cotton and organic […]

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Zero-VOC Sheathing & Subfloor

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

Here is an overview of low-VOC and zero-VOC sheathing and subflooring options.

Structural Plywood

Structural plywood (Softwood Plywood - SWPW) can be used for exterior sheathing, roof decking and subfloors. It is made with phenol-formaldehyde glue (PF) in the US and Canada.

The Rate of Formaldehyde Offgassing in PF Plywood

"Formaldehyde levels in this test chamber were well below 0.1 parts per million (ppm) in air from all tests of fresh panels, and emissions rapidly approached zero as the panels aged. In fact, the levels were so low and so close to the "background" levels in the test chamber that is was not possible to measure them accurately." Source APA

The rate in outdoor air is about 0.0002 - 0.006 parts per million (ppm) in rural and suburban outdoor air. Source

While 0.1 ppm is high for someone sensitive, the fact that the panels rapidly offgass should make them tolerable for someone with MCS. I would suggest testing plywood that is a few months old.

A Note on Purebond Formaldehyde-Free Plywood

Purebond plywood is not rated structurally or moisture-wise for sheathing, subfloor or decking. I have spoken to the company and they don't recommend it used for this purpose though I do see people building with this product. I am not sure the consequences of building your subfloor or decking with a non-structural plywood.

Non-Wood Options:

Exterior Sheathing

A non-wood option is Georgia-Pacific DensGlass, which is around 3 times the cost of OSB. It is very low VOC; they are going for GreenGuard certification. It is also a lot more mould resistant than OSB or plywood. Make sure with all materials it fits the codes where you live (in terms of high winds and earthquakes). Make sure it is also compatible with your exterior finish.

MgO board is now starting to be used as exterior sheathing. Another zero-VOC option. It is heavy, structural and more expensive than plywood.

Rigid foam can also be used as exterior sheathing without any ply or OSB. The rate of XPS offgassing is very low, but it does contain a flame retardant. The other option is Polyiso. The Johns Manville brand does not contain a flame retardant. Here is some info on how to brace when using rigid foam as sheathing. This is not structural and should be checked against local codes.

Another structural option is Rewall which is made of recycled beverage cartons and cups shredded and compressed. It claims zero-VOCs. It is paper-faced.

Subflooring

It is possible to use structural cementitious sheeting board (MgO) as a zero-VOC option however when I did this in my tiny house I needed additional framing support underneath. It worked out well for me. Here is an example of the support you need underneath. This is probably only suitable in a tiny house.

For those who can't tolerate wood it is possible to pour a concrete upper floor.

Roof Sheathing (Decking)

Purlins or skip sheathing can be used as an alternate form of roofing which eliminates the need for solid sheathing. This will only work with certain roof types (metal vented attic, in some cases cedar).

Pre-Plywood Options

In the days before plywood, solid wood was usually used:

For exterior sheathing, 1-by lumber laid diagonally was used. This is not an airtight option so humidity and energy issues should be considered. Make sure to use housewrap. Consider double sided housewrap tape so that you get more of an air barrier.

For subfloors, 1-by subfloor were laid diagonally to the floor joints. The subfloor could be planks or tongue and groove. Here is a little more info and a pic of planks. This is a zero-VOC option but it will cost you quite a bit more. If you use this method make sure you use a subfloor adhesive otherwise you will have a very creaky floor. Liquid Nails is the lowest VOC option I have seen at less than 20g/l, but I find Almighty Adhesive to be more tolerable.

For decking, 1x decking butted up to each other can be used. This is how roofs were built before plywood or OSB. This will allow for many types of roofing types over it.

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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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Amore Beds Helps Hurricane Victims By Donating Cargo Trailer Full Of Premium Mattresses

by todd @ Amore Beds

Amore Beds (AmoreBeds.com), a direct-to-consumer mattress company, is ramping up their charitable giving efforts to assist victims of recent hurricanes across the United States. Amore Beds has already filled one 53’ tractor trailer with new mattresses, all to go to hurricane victims. “With so many people misplaced over the past few weeks due to hurricanes...

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What Is the Best Time to Go to Sleep?

by admin @ Mattress World Northwest

There are few words that are inseparable as “elusive” and “sleep.” Despite all the advances in science, the question of when it’s best to turn in is still debated across the world.  Most people tend to sleep during the hours that are most practical for their professional and personal lives. Their alarm clock goes off […]

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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.

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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Why Wool?  The Benefits of Using Wool in Bedding & Mattresses

Why Wool? The Benefits of Using Wool in Bedding & Mattresses

by omihilary @ Flame Retardant – OrganicPedic by OMI

Why is wool becoming such a popular material in the mattress and bedding industry? Wool has many beneficial properties, many of which contribute to restful sleep. One of the most well-known benefits of using wool in bedding and mattresses is its natural tendency to regulate body temperature. No more sleeping with one leg out of … Continue reading Why Wool? The Benefits of Using Wool in Bedding & Mattresses

Where Do You Rank on the Mattress Comfort Scale?

by admin @ Mattress World Northwest

In the classic children’s story “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” Goldilocks visits the bear family’s home while they are away. Being very tired after eating all their porridge, she heads upstairs to the bedroom. She lays down in the first bed, but it is too hard. So she moves to the second bed, but it […]

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