There are a number of fibres available for use in bedding products. Each of them has it’s own benefits and advantages – and drawbacks.
For example, cotton in it’s raw state is the most hypo-allergenic of fibres, however it needs to be repetitively washed and thoroughly dried, or it absorbs moisture and bacteria and becomes anything but hypo-allergenic. So it is great for socks, clothing and bed-linen but not for the insides of quilts, pillows and mattresses.
Perhaps the biggest drawback with wool is that because it does not retain moisture it disperses it to the outside of the bedding product. So there needs to be commonsense maintenance in place; keeping the room ventilated etc. Otherwise in extreme cases, problems can arise, not in the wool but in the outside cotton casings. In other words, what would normally be unseen on the inside of a cotton or synthetic product can sometimes manifest on the outside – where it can be easily managed.
We’re going to show you a clip from the world-renowned Dr Mercola, in which he explains why he personally insists on using wool bedding.
We’re also going to list a series of reports from CSIRO pointing out the many advantages of Wool.
Thirdly, we invite you to link to the Chem-Tox website. Here you will find a wealth of references to the harmful effects of man-made toxic materials in mattresses, and hundreds of testimonials from people saying how they have been affected by them.
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