Farm to Bedroom
6/13/2012 american made , cdc , chemical , green futon , human exposure , national sleep foundation , organic mattress , toxic environment Edit
a quote from "Farm to Bedroom"
"Farm-to-bedroom by The Futon Shop offers consumers a back to basic alternative that is chemically free, naturally healthy and offers comfort as well as long term health benefits."
According to the SaferChemicals.org:
The production and use of chemicals in commerce has grown dramatically since World War II, with the U.S. importing or producing approximately 42 billion pounds daily for use in countless products for manufacturing, businesses, homes, schools, and communities. Their use is so widespread that synthetic chemicals now contaminate all global ecosystems and can be found in our food, drinking water, and even household dust.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals—an ongoing analysis of over 200 environmental chemicals in the blood and urine of a representative sample of the U.S. population—demonstrates our widespread exposure to chemicals. Notably, pregnant women and fetuses are routinely exposed to hundreds of synthetic chemicals, as evidenced through biomonitoring studies.  
Some people experience greater chemical exposures according to where they live or work. Certain workers are at increased risk of chemically-related disease because their exposures occur at much higher frequency, intensity, and duration than those that occur in the ambient environment. Continual exposures to cleaners and disinfectants, chemicals of concern in medical devices, flame retardants and formaldehyde in furniture, and solvents and formaldehyde in labs, for example, may explain higher incidences of some diseases among health care workers.
It is important to know what is in your mattresses, since according to the National SLeep Foundation:
if we are spending as adults 9 hours and our children sleeping on average 12 hours in bed, it is very important to make sure there are no chemicals.
Look for organic and green mattresses and bedding.