Many people are unaware of the adverse effects that conventional mattresses have on their health. The raw materials used in these mattresses are man-made, petrochemical-derived, and non-renewable. Chemicals, dyes and flame retardants used in their production and finishing can permeate through the mattresses only to be inhaled or absorbed by the skin.
The best eco-friendly and safe option is to select a mattress made from natural latex, organic wool or organic cotton or hemp. These eco-friendly options reduce the dependence on conventional petrochemical based raw materials or non-organic cotton which subsequently results in a decrease in carbon emissions and the usage of pesticides. Mattresses that use synthetic additives, unsustainable wood, and conventional cotton should be avoided.