Your passion for healthy living brought you here - let's keep talking!

Sign up for our FREE Healthy Living newsletter to get the latest health news, nutrition tips, special offers, and delicious recipes from Health.com

X

Natural Living

11 Things It's Best to Buy Organic

new-mattress

Credit: Getty Images

16 of 17

Natural splurge

Some regular mattresses may have been treated with potentially toxic flame retardants called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), which have been linked to learning, memory, and behavioral impairments, according to Lunder.

Though PBDEs were phased out of mattresses in 2005, they can still be found in other household items, including carpet padding and some electronics. The EWG advises opting for products that haven’t been treated with brominated fire retardants and choosing less-flammable materials, such as wool.

Previous
Next
» View All

Get the latest health, fitness, anti-aging, and nutrition news, plus special offers, insights and updates from Health.com!

More Ways to Connect with Health
Advertisement