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You Can Buy Furniture Without Flame Retardants

Mar 24, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Did you know that a doctor’s note is needed in order to buy a mattress without flame retardants?

It’s federal law.

You might assume, then, that flame retardants added to...

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PBDE Flame Retardants Are Still Around

Mar 13, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

PBDE flame retardants were phased out in 2004 and 2010, yet these chemicals are still around.

Scientific studies have found PBDEs in humans and the environment—over 8 years later.

They...

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Is Polyurethane Foam in Your Mattress?

Jan 01, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Cushy and squishy, polyurethane foam gives us comfortable mattresses. It adds padding and coziness while providing the support and structure needed for a good night’s sleep. This is why...

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Natural Rubber Products – Is it for me?

Dec 26, 2017

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

What do pacifiers, mattresses and carpets have in common? They are often made from natural rubber materials. Natural rubber is one of the materials widely accepted as being a healthier...

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8 Tips to Prevent EMF Sleep Disturbance

Aug 22, 2017
 

We all know how important it is to get a good night's sleep. It gives our bodies the chance to restore for the next day ahead. But did you know that EMFs (electromagnetic field) in the bedroom can challenge your quality of sleep?

EMF...

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Can Your Mattress Cause Insomnia?

Jul 24, 2017
 

Materials that create our mattresses, box springs, sheets, pillows, and comforters can pollute our indoor air quality and undermine our sleep. Detoxing your bedroom’s air quality alleviates your body for more resources to...

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Mattress Revelations

Mar 21, 2017

It had not occurred to me that my daughter's mattress may be hazardous until I can across literature on this after we had spent a few hundred dollars on a brand new mattress. As of this writing, my daughter is 22 months old and I recently had to...

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On the Podcast: Organic Sleep! It's a Thing.

Dec 05, 2016

 

In this episode of A to Z of D-Toxing: The Podcast, Sophia sits down with Kristen Rannala, mother of 3 & founder of Organique-- a cutting-edge, completely organic mattress company based out of California. 

 

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