Most mattresses contain harmful fire retardant chemicals that you can breathe in as they off-gas while you are in bed. Not a recipe for healthy living.
Here are some certifications that offer the best protection from Dr. Mercola’s recent post:
“Best Mattress Labels: GOTS and GOLS
- Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS): At least 95 percent of the mattress materials must be certified organic. Certain substances, including flame retardants and polyurethane (common in memory foam products), are prohibited.
- Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS): Applies to latex mattress and ensures only organic latex is used.
Good: Oeko-Tex Standard 100
This label sets limits on the emission of toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Chemical flame retardants, colorants and allergenic dyes are prohibited.”
Pay attention to what’s in your mattress for better health and sleep.