4 Eco-friendly & Non-toxic Sofa Brands for Cozy Couch Lounging

4 Eco-friendly & Non-toxic Sofa Brands for Cozy Couch Lounging

In addition, flame or fire retardants like penta BDE, octa BDE, deca BDE, perchloroethylene are most likely coating your sofa.

These chemicals prevent your sofa from ignition from stray cigarettes or candles and also slow the spread of fire. However, these are also extremely toxic and harmful to the environment. 

Polishes, laminates, glues, glosses, and fabrics besides other stuff in furniture may appear harmless but are at most times ridden with toxic chemicals.

Some of the popular chemical culprits in these include formaldehyde and acetaldehyde.

Formaldehyde can be found in pressed-wood products, adhesives, plywood, fabrics, and product coatings.

Moreover, ozone depleters like chlorofluorocarbons, hydrochlorofluorocarbons, and fluorinated gases are used as blowing agents for the polyurethane foam which is used for filling sofas.

Furniture is also laden with heavy metals like lead, mercury, cadmium, and nickel apart from pesticides and wood preservatives like pentachlorophenol and atrazine. 

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