We sleep on our bed mattress around 3,000 hours annually. We ‘d rather not invest those corrective hours slumbering amidst a mixed drink of petrochemicals, flame-retardants, carcinogens, and formaldehyde-containing adhesives. In the past, choices for a natural, non-toxic bed mattress were a little grim: a bumpy cotton futon, restricted choices in regards to convenience, or a rather unaffordable (although we did include this in our list) handcrafted horse hair bed mattress suitable for royals. Today, more business are turning their efforts towards natural, non-toxic products and getting accreditations from trustworthy third-party companies. Our findings are cross referenced with research study carried out in our newest book, Remodelista: The Low-Impact Home, and firms like the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
More Secure Bed Mattress Products
- Natural Latex
- Coconut Fiber
Less Safe Bed Mattress Products
- Biofoam or soy foam
Third-Party Accreditations from Relied On Nonprofits
CertiPUR-US: An accreditation that uses just to polyurethane foam bed mattress to ensure the products are without formaldehyde, flame retardants, restricted phthalates, and heavy metals and consist of low levels of unstable natural substances (VOCs). Keep in mind that CertiPUR-US uses just to the foam part of the bed mattress.
International Organic Latex Requirement (GOLS): standard in natural latex that is 95 percent or more natural
International Organic Textiles Requirement (GOTS): leading processing requirement for natural fabrics and fibers that are 95 percent or more natural and satisfy strict ecological requirements
MADE SAFE: a seal for items passing the extensive screening of over 6,500 understood or likely hazardous compounds
[Editorâs note: While weâve done our best to research the issue using credible sources, we are not scientists, doctors, or environmental toxicity experts. Details on certifications and materials used within mattresses change often and may have changed since this articleâs publication date. We welcome any additional constructive insight in our comments section below.]