How To Quickly
Identify and Resolve
by Doris Rapp, M.D.
as of July, 2007, all mattresses must contain flame retardants in
the form of boric acid, antimony and/or formaldehyde. These can
cause a wide range of medical complaints including coughing, asthma,
rashes, eye and nose irritation, sleeplessness, headaches, fatigue,
muscle and joint aches, activity, behavior and memory problems.
Some can also cause cancer in animals and humans.
By law, the mattress
company does not have to label the mattress or tell you which
chemicals are in your mattress. There are tentative plans to place
similar flame retardants in all stuffed furniture, pillows,
comforters, sleepwear, etc. by 2008. This is the time to contact
your political representatives and insist the present law be
rescinded and the new law not be implemented. The health of your
loved ones and yourself are at stake.
It is possible
to purchase a mattress without chemicals. There are simple steps you
can take to prove your mattress is making you ill. And obtaining a
doctorâ€™s note to purchase a chemically free mattress can be a simple
process. Learn about these and other simple and effective steps
you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones in our new booklet “Is Your Mattress Safe?”
contains clearly explained details on:
Common symptoms associated with toxic mattresses
substances are in some mattresses and their harmful effects on
humans and animals.
The things you
need to do to properly document your mattress-related illness.
Where to obtain tests to prove that you have been poisoned.
Where to send a piece of your mattress to document the toxicity.
to prove that it is the chemicals in the mattress and not the
mattress that is causing illness.
The best way to
request a refund on a toxic mattress.
the federal protection agencies have stated in relation to the
chemicals presently found in mattresses.
potential toxicity problems in relation to the expanded use of
flame retardants in 2008.