Study: Autism Linked to Flame Retardants - The Futon Shop's Chemical
Free Mattresses are the Next Step in Helping to Reduce Rates of Autism
According to the EPA,
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, PBDEs have been used in a
wide range of products, including electronics, bedding, carpeting and
furniture. They have been shown to persist in the environment and
accumulate in living organisms, and toxicological testing has found that
they may cause liver toxicity, thyroid toxicity and neurodevelopmental
toxicity. Researcher by Janine LaSalle, a professor in the Department of
Medical Microbiology and Immunology in the UC Davis School of Medicine
and the UC Davis Genome Center,highlights the study, proving that the
interaction between epigenetics and the effects of early exposure to
flame retardants is linked to genetics and epigenetics.
First step in protecting against harmful chemicals such as flame
retardants is to buy chemical free products. Producing top quality, eco-friendly,
chemical-free, organic and natural futon mattresses is the mission of
the The Futon Shop. Consumers have the choice of 33 green and organic
futons, futon covers for sofa beds, futon frames and platform bed
frames, and organic crib mattresses, free from deadly flame-retardants.
Reports have connected one of the causes of Autism with
poisons from consumer products. Irva Hertz-Piccotto, Ph.D. chief of the
division of Environmental Health at the University of California Davis
said because the fetus responds to hormones from the mother, researchers
need to look at the endocrine-disrupting chemicals for cause of autism.
She directly links PBDE’s, which are flame-retardants in consumer products.
spectrum disorders are a group of neurodevelopmental disabilities that
can cause significant social, communication and behavioral deficits.
Autism Expert, Ferullo claims that it is the “fastest growing
developmental disability in the United States. It has increased 600
percent in the last two decades”.
In a recent article,
“why is Autism so drastically on the Rise” statistics released this
spring 2012 by the Centers for Disease Control revealed that one in 88
U.S born toddlers has an autism spectrum disorder. As parents, it is
difficult to avoid all dangers and toxins in this world, but a good
start is in the bedroom. According to Fox news, the biggest way to sleep
soundly is to buy yourself and your children organic materials, free of
toxic flame-retardants. When given the choice, choose organic.
is key when protecting against disease and carcinogens. Research has
shown that dangerous flame-retardants, although they have been banned
from the United States, are still lingering in homes from old couches,
mattresses, and other products that have been treated with banned
flame-retardants. The best solution to the problem is to get rid of all
old products and replace them with new organic environmentally safe
The Futon Shop offers a chemical free solution
and has been doing so since 1976. The Futon Shop recently developed
their new line of wool mattresses:
The Teddy Bear Collection. This collection of Four unique mattresses
are 100 percent Virgin Wool. All green mattresses in the Teddy Bear
collection are hypo-allergenic, mold and mildew resistant, no motion
transfer and most importantly chemical-free. Each wool fiber acts like a
natural coil spring, providing a springy comfort. Wool also has high
natural absorbency for moisture, which is what makes eco-friendly wool
futons warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Because wool contains
moisture in every fiber, it resists flame naturally without chemical
The Futon Shop is one of the greenest companies
striving to innovate & manufacture America's best natural futon
mattresses. The Futon Shop, a California based green mattress retailer
and manufacturer has developed a new movement from farm to bedroom. This
concept starts at the very beginning with American farmers producing
wool and organic cotton to the finished product: an organic wool or
organic cotton mattress. American wool and organic cotton is grown in
American farms and purchased by The Futon Shop. The Futon Shop then
processes the wool and organic cotton into felted bats and layers it
into the 33 green and organic futon sofa bed mattresses as well as
platform bed mattresses for every night sleep.