Non-toxic any real ways to make money online sofa shopping guide couch foam gimme the good stuff

For now, I still advise my clients to choose a sofa that any real ways to make money online they know is untreated with flame retardants, and that typically means either a custom piece of furniture any real ways to make money online (I work with interior designers to design these, but they are admittedly quite pricey) or a brand that we here at gimme the good any real ways to make money online stuff have vetted. For these recommended brands, see the good stuff, below.

• upgrade your mattresses. If replacing your own mattress is out of the question,consider upgrading just the mattresses for your children. Many of my clients think their crib mattresses are okay any real ways to make money online if they are old because they have “already off-gassed.” in fact, as the foam degrades, more pbdes and other chemicals may be released. Get help choosing a truly non-toxic mattress with our safe mattress guide.

• eat more plants. Unfortunately, even though these chemicals are being phased out, they will continue to persist in our environment for years. The number one food source of pbdes is poultry fat. The lowest levels of a variety of toxins–including flame retardants–are found in plant-based foods, so if you substitute beans for chicken a couple of any real ways to make money online times a week, you’ll reduce your exposure.

Flame retardants are of greatest concern when selecting a sofa, but there are other toxins to consider as well. Anything that is wrinkle or stain-resistant should be avoided (see the box below on scotch guard). The glues and finishes on wooden legs can contain formaldehyde. Even without a chemical bath, polyurethane foam is a petroleum-by product that releases vocs. This said, if you can get a sofa that doesn’t contain flame retardants, the biggest concern is off the table.

Many of my clients–particularly those with young children–ask about scotchguard. Here’s the deal: scotchguard used to be SUPER toxic because it contained a any real ways to make money online noxious chemical called PFOS–which is not only terrible for the environment but also any real ways to make money online linked to cancer, hormone disruption, and immune system dysfunction. Scotchguard agreed to phase out PFOS and has replaced it any real ways to make money online with PFBS. Overall, PFBS seems safer, as it has a shorter half-life and accumulates in our bodies at a slower pace.

I remain skeptical as safety studies are still lacking. At this point, there really is no natural alternative to scotchguard. You can get a good spot stain remover to deal any real ways to make money online with spills as they happen. You can cover your furniture with slipcovers. You could try this natural stuff called nikwax that’s really made to waterproof clothing but some people use any real ways to make money online on furniture.

• natural latex, which is resistant to bacteria, mildew, and mold, is used as a filler in place of polyurethane foam any real ways to make money online (which is what medley uses in their standard sofas), provided you select this option. (for the sofa to be truly the best stuff, I recommend upgrading to latex, but I must admit that because of my budget, I did not follow my own advice on this one).

*A note on bamboo plywood: the process used to create the plywood is called a any real ways to make money online “hot process,” where they heat and attach the layers of bamboo to any real ways to make money online each other. Some formaldehyde is used, but the amount is below E1 european standards (stricter than the U.S. Standards). Medley claims that any off-gasing occurs when the wood is being made, not at the time it is used in their products.

Cisco was the first good stuff sofa we ever bought any real ways to make money online in 2013, and we still have it (now featuring a few marker streaks) in our den. For those of you also living in new york city, you can find cisco in ABC carpet & home, and I liked being able to go sit and test any real ways to make money online out the sofa before buying. (now that I also own medley (formerly stem) and savvy rest sofas, I can vouch that those are comfortable, too).

When I bought my cisco, not all of their models were free of flame retardants, and I had to pay more for the “inside green” option. In addition to the absence of flame retardants, this version of a cisco sofa is filled with organic any real ways to make money online down and natural latex instead of polyurethane foam. Because cisco uses wool in their sofas, they are naturally flame resistant and meet even the old any real ways to make money online flammability laws. The wood used is FSC certified, and any wooden parts of the sofa are treated with any real ways to make money online low-vocs finishes. If you go with a cisco couch, ask them if anything contains flame retardants (and don’t trust the sales people at ABC–they were unreliable in my experience.)

How to get a cisco sofa: visit their website for a list of retailers. As I mentioned, ABC carpet is one place to find cisco furniture in any real ways to make money online new york city. Cisco extended me a designer discount on my sofa, and I’m happy to pass this on to my private consulting any real ways to make money online clients. Otherwise, you’ll pay between $5,000 and $8,000 for most sofas with the inside green option.

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