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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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Carpet and Asthma, Like Oil and Water

Dec 28, 2017

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Anyone who has asthma, or has seen an asthmatic attack, knows how scary it can be. According to the Center for Disease Control, the source of the asthma trigger must be removed from the...

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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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Flame Retardants: A Historical Summary

May 05, 2015

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Chemical flame retardants are found in many household products, including upholstered furniture, electronics, mattresses, children's pajamas, and most things (if not all) made with polyurethane foam (like...

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