It is important to know that the synthetic materials that make up mattresses, pillows and other comforters are a huge source of pollution and that staying in contact with them is not harmless...

Synthetic foam mattresses are polluting

Petrochemical materials release phthalates, isocyanates and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) that we inhale during sleep and that are toxic to our health.

Whether they are new or used, mattresses made of synthetic materials release dangerous substances, when they are new, they release more VOCs, while old mattresses contain phthalates, a material that has been banned in most objects intended for children.

Regarding chemical treatments applied to mattresses, it has recently been shown that fire retardant treatments that are supposed to act as flame retardants are not only toxic but also ineffective! Some firemen would like to see a ban on these anti-fire treatments, whose molecules release more smoke and carbon monoxide with a higher risk of intoxication and a faster spread of flames.

The pollution caused by old mattresses

Today, synthetic mattresses cannot be recycled, so they are a huge source of pollution. In France, 5 million mattresses and box springs are thrown away every year, which represents about 110,000 tons of waste!

The choice of a natural mattress

Choosing a natural mattress means opting for materials that are healthier and more environmentally friendly. Unfortunately, their cost is higher. If we compare a synthetic mattress and a natural latex mattress, the latex mattress wins without a doubt.

It is important to know that natural materials have natural hypoallergenic and anti-dust mite properties, which is very suitable for fragile, allergic people and babies.

Finally, natural mattresses are recyclable! The components of the mattress can be recycled independently of each other to achieve an ambitious goal: zero waste!

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