What Are VOCs?
Volatile organic compounds are chemicals that are used, in the manufacturing process, of many items found in our homes. The term “volatile” means that these are chemicals that can easily get into the air that you breathe each day and end up inside of your body. “Organic” means that they are carbon-based.
Very few things in life are more exciting than putting together your baby’s nursery. You have so many dreams, hopes, and plans for the new life you’re bringing into the world, and want to create a perfect welcome home for your little one.
Did you know that the wrong kind of paint can introduce unwanted and unwelcomed toxins into any room of your home? While you probably don’t want these toxins in any room in your home, it’s critical to remove them from your bedroom, the place where healing and repair are supposed to take place within your body night after night. So how do you get rid of toxins that come from paints that contain VOC (volatile organic compounds)? Using non-toxic paints, such as no or low VOC paints.
You may have heard about certified latex mattresses before. But, have you heard about the GreenGuard Gold standards for certification? Less than 1% of all mattresses ever qualify to be awarded this certification!
This is something along the lines of a white glove inspection for the mattress industry, with a specific emphasis on emissions standards and how those standards relate to children and the elderly. It involves a rigorous series of tests and standards. Mattresses must meet or exceed these standards in order to achieve the valued distinction of becoming GreenGuard Gold Certified latex mattresses.