32 Mattress Chemicals To Look Out For

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32 Mattress Chemicals To Look Out For

32 Mattress Chemicals To Look Out For | Naturepedic Blog

Natural foods store chain Whole Foods publicly published a list of Unacceptable Ingredients for Food. This list alphabetically spells out mattress chemicals 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.

We believe that the following list of suspected carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, and ingredients are not aligned with safe, healthy sleep and shouldn’t be in your mattress. If you’re looking for mattresses without these chemicals, look no further. Our certified organic mattresses provide you with the comfort without chemicals you need to achieve restorative sleep.

32 Mattress Chemicals to Lookout For:

We do not use:

Antibacterial Treatments


Azo Dyes

Biobased Foam (polyurethane foam with soybean oil mixed in)


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)


Glues or Adhesives

GMO cotton or other GMO fibers

Melamine Resin

Memory Foam or Other Forms of Polyurethane Foam



Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs)



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




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5 years ago
5 years ago at 10:38 PM
What's the harm in using 'plant based' foams?
5 years ago at 9:18 AM
Thank you for your question. All “plant-based foam” is polyurethane foam. The fact that there is some soybean oil or castor oil in the polyurethane foam mix doesn’t change that fact. Calling it “plant-based foam” is marketing, and not what is permitted on a Law Label. A product such as this is still very flammable and would usually come with some type of chemical flame barrier or other flame retardant chemicals. (Naturepedic does not use polyurethane foam, of any variety, in our products.)
5 years ago at 9:34 AM
So, plant based foams aren't necessarily worse than polyurethane foams... they're just not much greener? Some of your crib mattresses use foam... what type of foam is used in those products if not polyurethane?
5 years ago at 11:11 AM
Yes, plant based foams are still polyurethane foam, with soybean oil or castor oil in the mix. The only foam that we allow in our crib mattresses is Food-Grade Polyethylene Foam which meets the food contact standards of FDA-21 CFR 177.1520.
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