Anti-mite and anti-bacterial mattresses
When choosing a new baby, child or adult mattress, many people are reassured by the anti-mite and antibacterial mention, but what about these mattresses? Are they naturally anti-dust m ite or do they undergo a chemical treatment that could prove harmful?...
Mattresses that receive an anti-dust mite and antibacterial treatment are often treated with synthetic products that are harmful to humans. To make mattresses anti-dust mite and antibacterial some manufacturers use toxic insecticides, some mattresses also contain phthalates and flame retardant chemical treatments. In total, there can be as many as 100 different chemicals on a single mattress! It is important to know that new mattresses are the most concentrated in chemicals. Moreover, these treatments are not effective for the entire life of the mattress and are sometimes more allergenic than the dust mites themselves!
It is therefore advisable to choose a mattress, duvet or pillow without chemical treatment and naturally anti-dust mite and antibacterial and not a mattress treated with anti-dust mite and antibacterial products.
Some natural materials have natural antibacterial and anti-dust mite properties, such as the natural latex (from rubber tree fibre), coconut fibre, flax, bamboo fibre and Tencel® (derived from eucalyptus fibre).
For all allergic people, babies, children and people who wish to have a healthy and natural sleep it is therefore important to read the product descriptions carefully in order to choose sleeping articles that are naturally anti-dust mite and naturally antibacterial.
In addition to this choice make sure to respect basic hygiene:
- Air the room every day for at least 15 minutes.
- Choose aremovable mattress to be able to wash the cover regularly.
- Wash bed linen sets regularly at 60°, as washing is the best weapon against dust mites.