Are toxins lurking in your pillows
I (Molly) was striping the beds of our sons and realized a few of their pillows needed to be replaced. Since healthy products are my thing, I wondered what dangers lurk in pillows.
Did you know many pillows are made with formaldehyde and treated with flame retardants? Yikes. Think of how many hours a day we are breathing in that junk...uhhhh...6 hours on a not-great night.
I found some pillows that were super pricey, super organic-y, and made with super ingredients, but since I needed several pillows, I decided to keep researching.
There are 2 certifications that ensure toxins aren’t in fabrics, or in this case a pillow; CertiPUR-US and Oeko-Tex. The former ensures that all the components of a pillow, mattress, or clothing are free of toxic ingredients. CertiPUR-US ensures the following:
+Made with no ozone depleters
+Made with no heavy metals (including mercury and lead)
+Made without prohibited phthalates
+Low VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)
+No BPDE (Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers) in fire retardants [yes!]
+Made with no formaldehyde [whoop whoop!]
Bingo. So, I’m going to try this one. It's reasonably priced and has the certifications.
I do think I will try the organic-y, made-with-super-ingredients pillow when we are in the market for 1 new pillow.
Do you have a toxin-free pillow you like? Let us know about your experience.