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Why You Need To Detox Your Bedroom

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Do you know what’s in your mattress? If your mattress contains polyurethane foams — and most do — that means it may also contain chemicals and toxins that are not only harmful to the planet but also to your health.

Let’s break it down. Polyurethane is a petroleum-based substance, that is commonly paired with chemical flame retardants and adhesives with known toxicity. Together, these can emit volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. These compounds are considered pollutants, and like most pollutants, they can make you sick. Some of the symptoms associated with VOCs include headaches, nausea, and dizziness. VOCs degrade your indoor air quality, and lower air quality tends to irritate your nose and throat.