What mattress is even safe?
It is hard to find a mattress that stood with the health conscious type. It is so hard researching for anything these days.
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Avocado Mattress is the one we decided on. They seemed to be true to their products. So far we love it. We even got the pillows to go with it. Oh, we really love those too!
Unlike other mattress and bed-in-a-box companies, their products are handcrafted in the USA without petroleum-based polyurethane foam, without toxic flame retardants, without dangerous pesticides, and without risk from volatile chemicals and gases. Their luxury products are healthy and respect the planet.
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NO CHEMICAL FLAME RETARDANTS
We do not use chemical flame retardants. Instead, our affordable non-toxic mattress relies on natural hydrated silica and GOTS organic certified wool as flame retardants, ensuring we meet all safety standards for flammability without the use of chemicals. Chemical flame retardants are known to be “toxic, persist in our environment, and accumulate in our bodies.” Their use is linked to infertility, birth defects, lower IQ scores, behavioral problems in children, as well as liver, kidney, testicular, and breast cancers. (Sources: The Washington Post; Environmental Protection Agency; Chicago Tribune)
RELYING ON HANDWORK, NOT CHEMICAL GLUES
Our non-toxic mattresses are button-tufted by hand in order to anchor the layers of our mattresses together. No chemical adhesives (which are commonly associated with off-gassing) are used between the comfort layers of the mattress. This “radically minimal” approach significantly reduces your chemical exposure and promotes healthier indoor air quality.
NO SYNTHETIC OR BLENDED LATEX
We do not use synthetic or blended latex — which can contain a blend of natural latex and chemical fillers and/or polyurethane foams to add durability and firmness. These tend to have an odor, break down faster, tear easier, and not last as long as natural latex. They also can share some of the same health risks as polyurethane foam. In contrast, our non-toxic mattresses consist of 100% organic latex, made from the sap of the Hevea Brasiliensis (rubber) tree. It’s both recyclable and biodegradable, and is also mold, mildew and dust mite resistant.
NO COTTON GROWN WITH PESTICIDES
Cotton is one of the world’s dirtiest crops. In fact, seven of the 15 pesticides commonly used on cotton in the U.S. are listed as “possible,” “likely,” “probable” or “known” human carcinogens by the Environmental Protection Agency. It is also extremely harmful for the environment. That’s why we use 100% GOTS organic certified cotton. (Sources: National Wildlife)
NO MISLEADING CLAIMS
Mattress brands do everything they can to suggest that their polyurethane foams and memory foams are environmentally friendly and natural. Adding green tea, soy, corn oil or dyes to their foams doesn’t change much. That’s why the legal label is so revealing. By law, it details exactly what’s used in the cushioning layers of your mattress, in strictly regulated language. We’re proud of what our legal label says: Natural Latex, Wool Fiber and Organic Cotton.
GREENGUARD GOLD CERTIFIED
Every Avocado mattress and pillow is GREENGUARD Gold Certified by UL Environment. It means they’re scientifically proven to meet some of the world’s most rigorous, third-party emissions standards for chemical exposure and pollutants, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde and phthalates. Few mattresses and pillows qualify for this gold standard.