How to Shop for a Mattress 

If you’ve ever shopped for a mattress you’ve probably noticed that the mattress industry is complicated and confusing. 

But did you know that most mattresses are made with petroleum based foam and treated with chemical flame retardants?

Those chemicals can off-gas into the air while you sleep and are linked to negative health outcomes like reproductive and behavioral problems and even cancer.

So how can you find a safe and non-toxic mattress? Here are some things to look for:

ZERO chemical flame retardants

Wool is a natural, chemical-free flame retardant

Natural & organic materials

Look for organic cotton, organic wool and organic latex

No chemical adhesives

Only non-toxic adhesives and glues should be used to assemble mattresses

Third-party certifications

Look for certifications like GOTS, GOLS & MADESAFE

Safe waterproofing

Skip the PVC vinyl and use safe EVA instead

Shop trusted brands

Used trusted resources to shop for a high-quality, non-toxic mattress

Click below for a list of recommended mattress brands:

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