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Is Polyurethane Foam A Dreamy Comfort Or Toxic Nightmare?

[] "Even if you’ve never heard of polyurethane foam, odds are high that it’s somewhere in your home — and some reports suggest that it could endanger your health.

According to ISOPA (the European Isocyanate Producers Association), polyurethane foam is safe, sustainable, and altogether a bit of a miracle product. The American Chemistry Council says the same. The foam can be manufactured with various additives to create a range of consistencies. Because of this, it finds its way into most areas of our homes, from building insulation and TVs to computer equipment, bedding, soft furnishings, and even surfboards.

But in 2014, The Atlantic reported that “the U.S. system of chemical regulation is broken.” Because of those broken regulations, many household furnishings contain toxic chemicals, some of which have been linked to lower IQ scores, ADHD, and thyroid disorders. Polyurethane foam is one such culprit.

How can we be certain that the products we bring into our homes are safe?"

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