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Can gasses from a memory foam mattress have an effect on fertility? #construction #green

I do not have any knowledge of whether the chemicals in memory foam mattresses could affect your fertility. I am not a doctor nor have I done research into the medical body of knowledge. However I have my opinions! Chemicals of concern There are a fair number of chemicals that are known to be part of the memory foam manufacturing process that seem to be of concern. A couple of the chemicals related to memory foam are associated with respiratory irritation and central nervous system effects: Methylene Chloride and Toluene. Both of these chemicals seem to be airway irritants, and have neurological effects . Methylene Chloride is also a suspected carcinogen. The bulk of exposure would be to those that work in the manufacturing of this foam, but there are many reports of strong chemical smell coming from memory foam. I am concerned that this smell is Toluene Diisocyanate, a co...

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