Study: Autism Linked to Flame Retardants - The Futon Shop's Chemical Free Mattresses are the Next Step in Helping to Reduce Rates of Autism

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New Research has shown a direct link between dangerous flame retardants and Autism.'s ground-breaking movement Farm to Bedroom is an alternative choice providing a chemical free night’s sleep.

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The Futon Shop offers a chemical free solution and has been doing so since 1976.

According to the EPA, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, PBDEs have been used in a wide range of products, including electronics, bedding, carpeting and furniture. They have been shown to persist in the environment and accumulate in living organisms, and toxicological testing has found that they may cause liver toxicity, thyroid toxicity and neurodevelopmental toxicity. Researcher by Janine LaSalle, a professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology in the UC Davis School of Medicine and the UC Davis Genome Center,highlights the study, proving that the interaction between epigenetics and the effects of early exposure to flame retardants is linked to genetics and epigenetics.

The First step in protecting against harmful chemicals such as flame retardants is to buy chemical free products. Producing top quality, eco-friendly, chemical-free, organic and natural futon mattresses is the mission of the The Futon Shop. Consumers have the choice of 33 green and organic futons, futon covers for sofa beds, futon frames and platform bed frames, and organic crib mattresses, free from deadly flame-retardants.

Reports have connected one of the causes of Autism with poisons from consumer products. Irva Hertz-Piccotto, Ph.D. chief of the division of Environmental Health at the University of California Davis said because the fetus responds to hormones from the mother, researchers need to look at the endocrine-disrupting chemicals for cause of autism. She directly links PBDE’s, which are flame-retardants in consumer products.

Autism spectrum disorders are a group of neurodevelopmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral deficits. Autism Expert, Ferullo claims that it is the “fastest growing developmental disability in the United States. It has increased 600 percent in the last two decades”.

In a recent article, “why is Autism so drastically on the Rise” statistics released this spring 2012 by the Centers for Disease Control revealed that one in 88 U.S born toddlers has an autism spectrum disorder. As parents, it is difficult to avoid all dangers and toxins in this world, but a good start is in the bedroom. According to Fox news, the biggest way to sleep soundly is to buy yourself and your children organic materials, free of toxic flame-retardants. When given the choice, choose organic.

Prevention is key when protecting against disease and carcinogens. Research has shown that dangerous flame-retardants, although they have been banned from the United States, are still lingering in homes from old couches, mattresses, and other products that have been treated with banned flame-retardants. The best solution to the problem is to get rid of all old products and replace them with new organic environmentally safe products.

The Futon Shop offers a chemical free solution and has been doing so since 1976. The Futon Shop recently developed their new line of wool mattresses: The Teddy Bear Collection. This collection of Four unique mattresses are 100 percent Virgin Wool. All green mattresses in the Teddy Bear collection are hypo-allergenic, mold and mildew resistant, no motion transfer and most importantly chemical-free. Each wool fiber acts like a natural coil spring, providing a springy comfort. Wool also has high natural absorbency for moisture, which is what makes eco-friendly wool futons warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Because wool contains moisture in every fiber, it resists flame naturally without chemical treatment.

The Futon Shop is one of the greenest companies striving to innovate & manufacture America's best natural futon mattresses. The Futon Shop, a California based green mattress retailer and manufacturer has developed a new movement from farm to bedroom. This concept starts at the very beginning with American farmers producing wool and organic cotton to the finished product: an organic wool or organic cotton mattress. American wool and organic cotton is grown in American farms and purchased by The Futon Shop. The Futon Shop then processes the wool and organic cotton into felted bats and layers it into the 33 green and organic futon sofa bed mattresses as well as platform bed mattresses for every night sleep.

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