The Dangers of Fire Retardant Mattresses

In What's In Your Mattress?

Understand health risks of common mattress materials.

Flame retardants are commonly used in furniture, electronics, appliances and traditional mattresses. The most common harmful chemicals used to make mattresses flame resistant are petrochemicals, polyurethane, polyvinyl chloride, formaldehyde and phthalates. This means that while you’re sleeping you are exposed to dangerous chemicals. This is even more dangerous for babies and children. Scientists have found that exposure to toxic fire retardant chemicals at points of development can damage the reproductive system and cause damage to motor skills, learning, memory and behavior. These chemicals can also affect pregnant mothers and their unborn babies. Research shows that toxins like PCDEs, boric acid and melamine resin can easily pass through the placenta and transfer harmful effects to an unborn child.

Problems that Fire Retardants Cause

These are just a few of the problems that fire retardant toxins can cause:

  • Non-diagnosed sleep disorders: 1 in 5 Americans suffer from a sleep disorder
  • Autism: Researchers are discovering that autism may be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors like toxins.
  • SIDS: New research on SIDS shows that a toxic sleeping environment might be a cause.
  • ADD/ADHD: Studies show a correlation between poor sleep and ADD/ADHD.
  • Cancer: The carcinogens used to make mattresses can be cancer-causing.

Buy a Non-Toxic Mattress from intelliBED

At intelliBED, all of our mattresses are 100 percent non-toxic and free of flame retardant chemicals. We’ve expertly engineered non-toxic mattresses so people of all ages can sleep safely and soundly. You and your family will not absorb any toxic chemicals when you sleep on an intelliBED mattress. We also sell non-toxic, flame retardant-free baby crib mattresses that are made with hospital-tested Gel Matrix®. This is a safe material that replaces the foam and other possibly toxic cushioning materials used in traditional mattresses. intelliBED mattresses for adults are also made with Gel Matrix®, which is ideal for nursing mothers or parents whose little ones like to sleep on their mattress. If you want a comfortable mattress that also keeps your family safe from flame retardant toxins, shop at intelliBED today. We guarantee you’ll find the perfect sleeping surface for every member of your family, whether you’re eight-months-old or eight-years-old.

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