Toxins In Your Bed

What is in your Mattress?

Toxins In Your Bed

Our Talalay latex is the healthiest bedding material. We wish that all mattress materials where safe, but unfortunately the technology behind foams like Memory Foam or Polyurethane Foam simply aren't. Petroleum-based foams give off volatile organic compounds as they age. Today’s foams may contain any or all of the following, each are known carcinogens.

  • Tetrachhloroethane
  • Acetone
  • Dimethylformamide
  • Methyl Benzene (tolunlene)
  • Methyl Dianiline
  • Tolune-diisocynanate
  • Vinilideine Chloride

Talalay Latex contains none of these.

Non-Toxic Fire Retardant
As of 2007 all mattresses are required to contain enough Fire Retardant to withstand a two-foot wide blowtorch open flame for 70 seconds. Nearly 90% of all mattresses on the market today use a highly toxic fire retardant because it is cheaper to manufacture. Poisons such as Boric Acid and Antimony are used to treat fabrics and covers to pass fire retardant laws in the mattress industry.

Hazardous Chemicals found in toxic Fire Retardants:

  • Boric Acid (reproductive and developmental toxin, used as a pesticide)
  • Antimony (causes heart and lung damage, possible carcinogen)
  • Decabromodiphenyl Oxide (causes hair and memory loss, heart, lung and kidney damage possible carcinogen)

These highly toxic chemicals can seep though pillow and mattress covers and are absorbed through your skin while sleeping. Our mattresses do not contain these dangerous chemicals.