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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About the author


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.