Is Memory Foam Bad For Your Health?

by 4Sleep on Oct 19, 2015 6:08:00 PM

There was once a time when many traditional and poor quality memory foams were thought to omit toxic gasses and to be manufactured with harmful fire retardants and other toxic chemicals. In this video we will dive into the health ramifications related to memory foam.

What Chemicals Were Used In Memory Foam?

Formaldehyde was used to make one of the adhesives that hold mattresses together. Cotton pesticides and flame-retardant chemicals were used to treat the mattresses to not catch fire or burn.

American Memory Foam Manufacturers are Health Conscious

Boy have things changed! We are becoming more and more health conscious and so have memory foam manufacturers.


Now the majority of reputable memory foam manufacturing plants only make CertiPur-US® certified foams. These foams meet the CertiPUR-US® standards for content, emissions, and durability, and have been analyzed by independent, accredited testing laboratories.

CertiPUR-US® approved foams are: made without ozone depleters, PBDE flame retardants, mercury, lead and other heavy metals, and formaldehyde.

They’re also made without phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The certification also guarantees low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality of less than 0.5 parts per million.

Memory Foam Safe for Your Health

What does all this technical jargon mean? It means you and your family can sleep soundly knowing that your memory foam mattress is made with your health and safety in mind.


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