Naturepedic Says “Get Out Of My Bed!”

Naturepedic get Out Of My Bed Mattress Ingredients

Natural foods store chain Whole Foods publicly published a list of Unacceptable Ingredients for Food. This list alphabetically spells out ingredients like disodium dihydrogen EDTA the retailer finds inappropriate for food or packaging, ingredients not in line with healthy living.

Panera Bread did something similar, publishing a No No list of ingredients the restaurant/bakery chain has committed to removing from its offerings by the end of 2016 to make its food even healthier for consumers.

Panera, in fact, was one of the first to move toward transparency, becoming the first national restaurant chain to disclose caloric content on its menu. When you think about it, while you can read a food label on a can of soup in a store and get the ingredients and information on calories, fat, sodium, and more, that level of transparency has largely been missing from restaurants. And consumer products.

As you read this, you’re probably looking at some form of screen — on a phone, computer, tablet or other device. Do you know what materials are in the product? Were chemical flame retardants used? (Answer: yes). How many of the chemicals used are considered endocrine disruptors? How many are suspected carcinogens?

Manufacturers are not required to list the “ingredients” in their products, and there are very, very few legal limitations regarding what chemicals can be used. With that in mind, we’ve decided to produce our own list of ingredients we believe are simply not supportive of good health and sleep.

Naturepedic’s Get Out Of My Bed List includes ingredients we don’t use and which we believe should not be in anybody’s mattress. Sleep is too precious to health. If it’s a suspected carcinogen, endocrine disruptor, or ingredient not aligned with safe, healthy sleep, we say, Get Out Of My Bed.

Naturepedic’s Get Out Of My Bed List

We do not use:
Antibacterial Treatments
Antimony
Azo Dyes
Biobased Foam (polyurethane foam with soybean oil mixed in)
Biocides
Boric Acid
Chemical Flame Retardants
Chemical Flame Retardant Barriers
Chlorinated Tris
Eco Foam (polyurethane foam with soybean oil mixed in)
Fluoropolymers (used to repel water)
Formaldehyde
Glues or Adhesives
GMO cotton or other GMO fibers
Melamine Resin
Memory Foam or Other Forms of Polyurethane Foam
Nanoparticles
PentaBDE
Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs)
Pesticides
Phthalates
Plant Based Foam (polyurethane foam with soybean oil mixed in)
Plant Derived Foam (polyurethane foam with soybean oil mixed in)
Polyurethane Foam
Soyfoam (polyurethane foam with soybean oil mixed in)
Soybean Foam (polyurethane foam with soybean oil mixed in)
Synthetic Latex (Styrene Butadiene Latex)
Synthetic/Natural Latex Blends
Toxic Dyes
Triclosan
Styrene
Vinyl

About the author

Sebastian
Sebastian

Dale “Sebastian” Luckwitz is Sustainability Officer at Naturepedic. His mission is to help Naturepedic expand its positive impact beyond numerous product benefits into a wider lifecycle approach. To this end, Dale is involved in strengthening collaborations and uncovering new ways to make business greener and more efficient. He is also a vocal advocate for Naturepedic and loves talking organic mattresses whenever possible.

In addition to saving the planet, Dale likes reading, music, cooking, antiques, more music, and playing with his kids. He also is an avid movie watcher whose guilty pleasure is old black and white monster movies.

Dale holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching and Learning with Technology.