What Is Mattress Off-Gassing?

What Is Mattress Off-Gassing?

When you buy a new mattress, many times you get hit with a strong stifling smell as soon as it is taken out of its package. These are volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and they release this odour into the air. Which we can smell standing right there or even walking past our homes or offices. That's actually toxic fumes from VOC-based adhesives bonding normally 'lifetime' warranty together.

Health Risks Of Off – Gassing: Off-gassing caused by VOC’s can bring with it a lot of health related problems. Which may be most harmful to those people who have chemical sensitivities.

Following are few of the common examples:-

Respiratory Problems: VOC’s can irritate the respiratory system leading to coughing, sneezing and breathlessness.
Hangovers: The pungent smell of wet mattresses can give you a headache or migraine attack.
Allergic Reactions: Allergy sufferers will typically go through such symptoms as runny nose, itchy eyes and skin rashes when they smell these fumes.
Asthma: Anyone prone to asthma attacks may find their condition deteriorating under this exposure to VOC’s.

In severe cases, long-term exposure to high levels of VOC’s may cause more serious health problems such as alcohol-induced liver disease or kidney damage from nephrotoxic chemicals. Some of them are even suspected to be cancerous.

How to Avoid Off – Gassing

The best solution is to avoid buying Mattresses that are packed with these VOC’s. At Kushi Mattress we make sure that all our Mattresses are VOC’s free and you can use them right away after your purchase.

Still if you find the above reasons not satisfying to avoid buying Mattresses packed with VOC’s, you can take the following steps to reduce your exposure and protect your health:

Let the mattress Air Out: When you buy a new mattress, give it a bit of time to air out. Select a well-ventilated room with open windows or use a fan to help disperse the VOCs. Room (it is suggested to let the mattress remain there for at least 72 hours to air out and then you can use it)
Use a Mattress Protector: You can reduce the VOC’s you inhale when sleeping by using a high-quality mattress protector from Kushi Mattress. It can form a barrier between you and the mattress.
Ventilate Your Bedroom: Make sure your bedroom is always well-ventilated. Consider using an air purifier to help remove any leftover VOCs.

Mattress off-gassing can pose some serious health risks, especially for people with respiratory problems or allergies. Moreover, for those who are sensitive to chemicals it may be out of the question. By purchasing a mattress made of low-VOC or natural materials, allow time for the mattress to air out and ensure that your home is well ventilated. You can minimize your exposure to toxic chemicals. When you are buying a new mattress, always put your health and comfort first. Take those measures required to ensure a healthy night's sleep in a toxic-free environment.

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