Why Your Mattress May Be Killing YouWritten by Mark Sweiger
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Examples of an organic mattress include:
1. Organic cotton and wool batting innerspring mattresses with an organic cotton fabric cover. Wool is naturally fire retardant and meets all US fire codes. 2. A Natural latex mattress, whose foam is made from latex sap of rubber tree and which require no fire retardants because natural rubber does not burn well. 3. Luxury organic mattresses which use combination of all three materials, organic cotton, wool, and latex, to produce maximum comfort mattresses that rival any non-organic mattresses. 4. All organic cotton mattresses. Although cotton does not burn well, it requires a doctor’s prescription because cotton does not meet US fire resistance codes.
Organic mattresses also have comfort advantages over traditional petroleum-based foam mattresses. They wick away moisture from body much more thoroughly than clammy polyester and man-made foam, stopping night sweating and cutting down on problems like athlete’s foot and jock itch. Wool also regulates body temperature very well, which is important for a restful sleep. Natural latex foam and wool are resistant to dust mites, which cause allergies in many people, and organic cotton and latex foam are both hypoallergenic materials. Organic mattresses are also considered a must for people with chemical sensitivities.
Major North American manufacturers of organic mattresses include Vivetique/Crown City Mattress, located in South El Monte, California, Royal Pedic, headquartered in Beverly Hills, California, and Obasan, located in Ottawa, Canada. Retailers of organic mattresses include a variety of local mattress stores who carry products from these manufacturers, and nationwide web retailers, like Dax Stores, which often have best prices for these mattresses.
Mark Sweiger is a freelance reporter on home and garden topics and ecological news, and he can be reached via email at msweiger@NOSPAMearthlink.net . He is a definite believer in the value of using organic sheets and organic mattresses .
Cry of the Polar BearWritten by Arthur Zulu
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But mourn for me, perishing polar bear; or write me a book or script me a movie. For soon I will be gone forever like dodo bird or great dinosaur. And no homo sapient dare trace remains of “Ursus maritimus”—the king of north!
ARTHUR ZULU is an editor, book reviewer, playwright, and published author. He also writes short stories, scripts, essays, and poems. For his works and FREE helps for writers, goto: http://controversialwriter.tripod.com mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org Web search: Arthur Zulu
Arthur Zulu is an editor, book reviewer, playwright, and published author. He also writes short stories, scripts, essays, and poems.