Organic Mattress

Healthier Alternatives

Here is a great organic mattress store out of San Francisco, California.

In an effort to preserve our own health, and the environmental health of the planet, many people are choosing a simpler, more natural way of life.

The Essentia Mattress:

  • Made with the world's only Natural Memory Foam.
  • Breathes 80% better than all other memory foam.
  • Luxurious support & comfort using natural components.
  • Glue & Adhesive Free Technology.
Non-Toxic organic mattress is increasingly becoming available. Much like food, cosmetics, or other healthful products, consumers are demanding healthier alternatives for themselves and their babies.

You’ll be shocked!

A crib mattress is a pretty big pile of chemicals. You’ll be more than shocked when you realize what’s in that crib mattress.

Crib mattresses contain harmful chemicals which get released into your child’s crib environment. These chemicals have already been implicated in various childhood disorders. You must get an organic mattress.

The following materials and chemicals are in regular mattresses:

  • Phthalates
  • Vinyl (Polyvinyl Chloride or PVC)
  • Polyurethane Foam
  • PBDEs (Brominated Fire Retardants)
  • Polyacrylonitrile (PAN), Modacrylic, Antimony, etc.
  • Scrap or Pig Hair Fiber Pads
How much is your baby breathing?
  • A baby breathes the air in the immediate vicinity of a crib mattress
  • A baby breathes this air for ten or more hours a day
  • A baby breathes this air for two or more years
What’s the Problem?

A chemical called Phthalate.

Phthalate chemicals are conclusively harmful and can be found within one inch of your baby ten or more hours every day. In the past few years, there have been an increasing number of reports linking phthalate to male reproductive damage, plus asthma, allergies, malformations, liver damage, and more. Just 30 or 40 years ago, for example, these types of chronic conditions used to occur in 1 in 5,000 children.

Today, babies are being attacked at unprecedented rates. As an example, asthma is striking 1 in every 20 children.

Background

  • What are phthalates?

    Phthalates (pronounced “thalates”) are endocrine disruptive chemicals used in vinyl.

  • What is vinyl?

    “Vinyl” is short for polyvinyl chloride or PVC, with the addition of phthalates to make it soft and flexible. Vinyl/PVC is one of the most unfriendly plastics for the environment. It cannot be recycled without releasing carcinogenic dioxins into the environment. Another common source of phthalates can be found in the vinyl waterproof pad placed directly under the baby in a crib.

  • But isn’t vinyl a soft plastic and PVC a hard plastic?

    When phthalate chemicals are added to PVC, it makes the plastic soft and flexible (usually called vinyl). When phthalates are not added to the mix, the plastic is hard and firm (usually called PVC).

Meanwhile, Phthalates are Legal

In 1998, the National Environmental Trust, together with other environmental groups, asked the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to ban the use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in products intended for children under age 5.

While the CPSC could not entirely ban PVC, the CPSC did ask manufacturers of baby products to voluntarily discontinue the use of phthalate plasticizers, particularly regarding toys which can be mouthed.

Many manufacturers are complying regarding toys.

However, manufacturers are not removing phthalate plasticizers from crib mattresses (as this would turn the crib mattress surface into hard plastic and make it unusable).

Again, this all boils down to money at the expense of our children.

Where are Phthalates Found in the Home?

All soft and flexible vinyl generally contains phthalates. In the environment of a baby and small child, the single most prominent source of phthalates may be the crib mattress that a baby sleeps on. Another common source of phthalates can be found in the vinyl waterproof pad placed directly under the baby in a crib. You you need to make the right decision yourself and buy your baby a organic mattress.


Healthier Alternatives

Here are some very GREAT and INEXPENSIVE Organic Products from Walmart.

Organic Cotton Crib Bumper, Natural

Gerber - Set of 2 Organic Cotton Crib Sheets, Pink


Essentia Mattress Store

Here is a great organic mattress store out of San Francisco, California.

In an effort to preserve our own health, and the environmental health of the planet, many people are choosing a simpler, more natural way of life.

The Essentia Mattress:

  • Made with the world's only Natural Memory Foam.
  • Breathes 80% better than all other memory foam.
  • Luxurious support & comfort using natural components.
  • Glue & Adhesive Free Technology.


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