The mattress industry tries its best to ensure the safety of mattress materials and the health of consumers. This is why mattress certifications are performed. CertiPUR-US is a certification program intended to provide peace of mind to consumers.

Administered by a non-profit organization, the certification aims to ensure that products, including memory foam mattresses, are made without ozone depleters, mercury, lead, harmful flame retardants, and other toxic chemicals that may adversely affect people’s health and the environment.

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Why Buy a CertiPUR-US Memory Foam Mattress?

Indoor air quality can significantly affect homeowners’ health. Because the air inside your home may consist of harsh elements such as allergens, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and contaminants, you, your family, and your guests may be exposed to the risk of various illnesses, including skin and eye irritation.

This is where CertiPUR-US comes in, as they work to reduce the level of these elements in your home’s indoor air quality. Replacing your old mattress with a CertiPUR-US memory foam mattress is a good start in improving the air quality inside your home and protecting the people from health risks.

What Are the Basic Components of Memory Foam?

Polyols, diisocyanates, and blowing agents are three of the components that comprise a memory foam. Polyols is a binder/bulk ingredient made from petroleum-sourced materials and botanical components such as castor beans and soy.

Diisocyanates, on the other hand, consist of two types: methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and toluene diisocyanate (TDI). MDI is considered the safer option between the two. Meanwhile, blowing agents such as water, HFC, and CFCs are used to produce the foam with carbon.

How to Find a Healthy Mattress?

Whether you’re looking for a regular mattress or a memory foam mattress topper, it’s necessary to assess the product and what’s in it first.  When shopping, ask the manufacturer or the salesperson what the product contains. Plant-based foams contain less synthetic materials than petroleum-made ones and, therefore, emit fewer VOCs. You should research ingredients that may be harmful to your health as well as the blowing agents used in memory foams so that you can inquire about them before making a purchase.

While certification by CertiPUR-US is a substantial reason for you to buy such a mattress, you still need to gather any peripheral details about the composition of a mattress to put your mind at total ease.

Sources:

Memory Foam Mattresses: Are They Safe?, sleepjunkie.org

How I Found a Non-Toxic Mattress, empoweredsustenance.com