Clean Sleep

Clean Sleep

18:23 07 May in News, Pillow Talk

Did you know everyday items could contain chemicals that are toxic to your health? Things like plastic water bottles, carpeting, bedding and even shampoo can contain toxic chemicals that cause disease in our bodies. But how can we be proactive and informed and achieve health in our home?

What common chemicals are toxic?

We can watch for specific names of chemicals in the things we purchase for our home. Here are some to watch for, along with common products containing the chemical:

Antinomy and Mercury

Mercury has been found to cause cancer, and is a popular chemical used in everyday products, especially mattresses! Breathing in these chemicals at night are a huge health risk and should be avoided if possible. Some products to watch for these chemicals include:

  • Mattresses and pillows
  • Clothing
  • Other items containing flame retardants

 

Formaldehyde

Skin rashes and cancer have been linked to this chemical through expert testing. Other effects include allergic reactions and even fatigue. Here are some areas to watch for Formaldehyde:

  • Pressed-wood products (like particle board, insulation, paneling and older wood)
  • Mattresses and pillows
  • Clothing (particularly synthetics)
  • Other items containing flame retardants

 

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

VOCs are usually found in specific dyes and glue, and if you breathe on a regular basis have been found to hurt our health. Here are some common contributors:

  • Carpeting
  • Flooring
  • Bedding
  • Laser printers
  • Aerosol sprays

 

Bisphenol-A (BPA)

Plastics can emit the BPA chemical, particularly when heated or frozen. These have been linked to behavioral and hormonal issues, particularly in children. And some experts link it to blood pressure problems. Here are some products to watch for standards on BPA:

  • Baby bottles
  • Water bottles
  • Food storage containers

 

Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs)

These were eliminated from US manufacturing in 2004 due to effects on learning and memory, along things like thyroid function and sperm count. But if a product is older they may contain this toxic chemical. Some areas to watch for are:

  • Mattresses
  • Building materials and textiles
  • Electronics
  • Plastics and polyurethane foams

 

Steps to take for Clean Sleeping

Your bedding could contain some of the common toxic chemicals that affect your health! The first step to take to ensure you are enjoying clean sleep should start with your bed and bedding. When buying a mattress, be sure to look for one that is not treated with any of the chemicals above!

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