Is your mattress a toxic time bomb? Unfortunately, that might be the case. As you may know, it's difficult to find affordable alternatives to the thousands of noxious conventional mattresses out there. Many foam mattress brands are made from petroleum-based polyurethane because it’s inexpensive to produce, but that's a big problem for those of us who are working hard to create safe, natural homes for our kids. Luckily, we've found an affordable solution to this dilemma!
How Conventional Mattresses Can Make You Sick
We've been shouting about the woes of conventional polyurethane foam for years because our children spend SO much time in close contact with them. In fact, the PVC-free mattress wrapping guide remains one of our most visited resources for parents who can't afford to buy a new mattress but need to reduce off-gassing.
Listen, this is serious stuff. Mattresses made from petroleum-based materials can emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and can cause a myriad of symptoms:
- respiratory and throat irritation
- skin sensitization and allergic reactions
And the chemicals commonly used are also suspected carcinogens, including methylene dianiline (MDA), vinylideine chloride, methyl benzene, dimethylformamide, acetone, methylene chloride and formaldehyde. YUCK!
Why the Avocado Green Mattress is Different
Avocado Green Mattresses are made using 100% natural Dunlop latex harvested from sustainable tree-tapped sources, natural Joma New Zealand wool and certified organic cotton, all of which comprise 97% of the total materials based on weight. The remaining three percent is comprised of 1% safe Certi-PUR® certified polyurethane foam and 2% poly fiber.
- no flame retardants
- no toxic pesticides
- no chemical adhesives
- no polyvinyl chloride plastic (PVC)
- no off-gassing or ozone depleting substances
- no formaldehyde, heavy metals or other toxic chemicals
A Super Affordable Non-toxic Mattress + A Special Discount
It's unbelievably affordable and accessible too! By selling direct to customers, they're able to pass the savings on to us. Avocado also offers a 100-night sleep trial, 10-year warranty, easy financing, free shipping, and in-home delivery and setup for just $99 more. That makes sleeping healthy so much more doable for the average family!
Their mission, which we wholeheartedly support, is to provide you and your family an affordable, healthy and safe sleep environment. The entire line of products is made with the planet in mind, having an intentionally low environmental impact. We're pretty impressed with this company, which is why we're sharing this today.