Some customers report health issues using memory foam
Memory foam is polyurethane mixed with a variety of other chemicals. At high densities, it reacts to body heat, giving the ‘moulding’ effect that so many of us find comfortable.
So far, so good. But did you know that some people have reported health issues as a result of using memory foam bedding?
Various studies have indicated that memory foam could be toxic, due to the manufacturing process. The hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) associated with this include methylene chloride, which has been shown to irritate the nose and throat on short term exposure to high concentrations. It has also been reported that long-term exposure can induce headaches, nausea and dizziness. Wikipedia link.
That’s not to mention the unpleasant, chemical smell given off by a new memory foam mattress or pillow during the first few days of use. Some people have reported allergic reactions from this odour, so for the chemically sensitive among us, it’s worth exploring other bedding alternatives.
Although nobody fully understands the long-term effects of exposure to memory foam yet, the initial studies and reports suggest that there could be cause for concern. Thankfully, there are plenty more natural alternatives available for those of us who react to this array of chemicals.
Read more here: That Memory Foam Smell
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