Good Question: Is Memory Foam Good For The Earth?

Good Question: Is Memory Foam Good For The Earth?

Jonathan B.
Jul 13, 2009

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Dear Re-nest,

I've seen many questions pertaining to green beds but haven't found anything on natural mattresses (except for babies) or what I'm looking for: memory foam.

I've read that most mattresses use polyurethane foam, which releases poisonous chemicals into the air for years. Flame retardants used in mattress manufacturing can also off-gas nasty toxins.

Thanks so much -- recommendations welcome!


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