Why you should toss your bed in a garbage right now
December 25, 2017
The sleeping place should be untouchable and flawless. This is more than 30% of your life - your mattress, your bed frame and bedding you use. As you breathe them, as you touch them, as they send off fumes every minute.
That’s why I’ve started thinking about all the materials I had used in a kids bedroom. Laminated flooring, MDF flooring, stretched ceiling - all is plastic, chemically dangerous.
What is MDF?
It is an acronym for Medium Density Fiberboard.
MDF contains a mixture of wood solids, wax, and resin bonded together under very high temperatures and high pressure to create a uniform wood-like product that is far cheaper than real wood.
In human terms, MDF is sawdust held together with glue. And everything in the environment (temperature, humidity, time) can affect it structure - making it toxic.
If that weren’t bad enough, much MDF is manufactured using formaldehyde, a known human carcinogen. Cutting, sanding, or releasing particles of MDF into the air might be a high risk and should be avoided.
If the furniture isn’t properly sealed, the MDF materials can leak formaldehyde for years, pumping it into your home or office.
Why we choose it to be used in our lie? My kids sleeping in it? Im cooking on it? My air filled with it?
8 hours a day, 120 days a year you spend in your bed. This is vitally important to avoid using harmful materials in the bedroom. I it is much better to find affordable massive wood bed frames, absplutely organic linen bedding and water-based no-chemical colors.