Believe it or not, the mattress on your bed is releasing VOCs into your home—and lots of them. According to lab tests, a conventional mattress emits about 61 types of VOCs, a fact that should give you pause top consider an organic mattress the next time you go to mattress sales in the Sacramento area.
What’s worse, VOCs aren’t the only hazardous chemicals present in mattresses. According to experts, many mattresses these days are treated with boron or boric acid to make them more fire resistant. However, this chemical happens to be used in pesticides as well. Not surprisingly, some people experience joint pains, nausea, and even nosebleeds when sleeping on these pesticide-laden products.