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The Organic Mattress Releases New Non-Toxic Furniture Line

The Organic Mattress is launching a timely collection of upholstered furniture that uses all-natural and non-toxic ingredients and upholstery fabrics for this fall. Donna Halloran, formerly of Ekla Home Furniture, brings her 12 years of experience in the non-toxic home furnishings industry with her to choose the safe components and upholstery fabrics for this new line. This collection is for purists that regard good health and indoor quality as highest priorities.

Numerous research studies are finding that flame retardants and other chemicals in household products are causing serious health issues. The flame retardants alone have been associated with endocrine disruption, thyroid malfunctioning, infertility, lower I.Q.s, low sperm count and certain types of cancer. The findings of these studies are mirroring the decades of buried findings about chemical toxicity that are highlighted in the Poison Papers (, a vast trove of rediscovered chemical industry and regulatory agency documents and correspondence stretching back to the 1920s.

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