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Chemical Mattress Free for Your Baby

As of 2007, all mattresses are required to contain enough Fire Retardant to withstand a 2 foot wide blowtorch open flame for 70 seconds. Nearly 90% of the market, or most major sleep product brands, use a highly toxic fire retardant due to it's cost efficiency.

 

Hazardous Chemicals found in toxic Fire Retardants:

  • Boric Acid (reproductive and developmental toxin, used as a pesticide)

  • Antimony (causes heart and lung damage, possible carcinogen)

  • Decabromodiphenyl Oxide (causes hair and memory loss, possible carcinogen)

  • Heart, lung and kidney damage

These highly toxic chemicals leech though pillow and mattress covers and are absorbed through the skin.

 

Exposure to these Fire Retardants has been linked to:

  • Skin irritation

  • Learning and memory deficit

  • Heart, lung and kidney damage

  • Birth defects

Chronic exposure to these chemicals causes them to accumulate in the body and present themselves in:

  • The blood stream

  • Breast milk

  • Umbilical cord blood

 

 

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