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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Polyurethane Poisoning?

Along with the recent public outcry over the chemicals used on infants and children found in creams, ointments, and skin care products, there has also been some very newsworthy information about chemicals in our environments that have seemingly missed the radar.

The US Environmental Protection Agency released this report in 2003, which outlines toxicity in polyurethane used to create a good portion of the the bedding in North America, and yet beds and bedding are still being manufactured using these products, and then treated with brominated flame retardant chemicals that have been banned in the UK. These same chemicals have been found in high concentrations in breast milk, and are linked to developmental delays in children, respiratory ailments of many varieties, and serious immune-deficiency syndromes. Yet the majority of parents and children are still sleeping with these chemicals every night because they don't know that there are alternatives available such as natural wool bedding.

Feel free to email me if you would like a list of materials on the health issues surrounding synthetic bedding, and how natural wool benefits you as you sleep.

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