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:
Biobased Foam (polyurethane foam with soybean oil mixed in)
Chemical Flame Retardants
Chemical Flame Retardant Barriers
Eco Foam (polyurethane foam with soybean oil mixed in)
Fluoropolymers (used to repel water)
Glues or Adhesives
GMO cotton or other GMO fibers
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)
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