Chemical Education

Here’s How Mattresses Can Affect Indoor Air Quality

The truth is, that ‘new mattress smell’ is actually toxic chemicals being released into the air in your bedroom. By considering the possible impacts to our air quality, we can mitigate the risk VOCs pose to our health.

May 5, 2021

Celebrating Earth Day with Naturepedic: Why Transparency Matters

This Earth Day at Naturepedic, we’re advocating for widespread use of sustainable, chemical-free materials in mattresses and transparency in organic claims.

April 21, 2021

Why are Phthalates Bad? Understanding the Danger of Phthalates in How Mattresses are Made

Unfortunately, for the conscious parent, phthalates are hidden chemicals lurking in several consumer products, which not only post a threat to their health, but their overall development.

March 2, 2021

Does Your Mattress Contain These Toxic Materials?

If you’ve never thought about the make-up of your mattress, you’re probably sleeping on some combination of these 4 toxic materials every night. Here’s why you should avoid them.

September 23, 2020

Get To Know The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Certification

Not all certifications are created equal. To be a truly organic product, the textiles must be certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard, or GOTS. Here’s what you need to know about GOTS.

May 1, 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Flame-Retardant Chemicals

Gone are the days when the furnishings in our homes were made with products of the earth. Now, they’re made “fire-safe” by being doused in petroleum and chemicals. Knowing about these toxic chemicals is the first step in avoiding them.

April 13, 2020

Ask Naturepedic: What Dangerous Chemicals Are in My Mattress?

Have you ever wondered what’s really inside of your mattress? At Naturepedic, we care deeply about the materials used to make our mattresses — and think you should, too. Let’s explore some of the chemicals in the typical modern mattress.

February 6, 2020

The Truth About Organic Cotton Farming

Did you know cotton is the world's most chemically treated crop? Learn why organic cotton is mother nature's best for you to get the sweetest dreams.

October 11, 2019

Which Toxic Chemicals Can Damage Children’s Brain Development?

During National Autism Awareness Month, it’s more important than ever to understand the link between toxic chemicals and neurodevelopmental disorders. Here’s what parents need to know.

February 28, 2018