The cotton industry uses formaldehyde to make cottons wrinkle-resistant. Formaldehyde is a 'stiffener' which you may recall from high school chemistry class. Unfortunately, the use of formaldehyde and other chemicals doesn’t have to be disclosed anywhere on the product label. The scary truth is that the government doesn’t regulate formaldehyde in bedding. There’s no requirement to disclose to the consumer when formaldehyde is used. Do BedVoyage Bamboo Sheets have Formaldehyde? NO!
Using products that have formaldehyde in them can produce a laundry list of potential health hazards. Some are watery eyes, a burning sensations in the eyes, nose, and throat, coughing, wheezing, nausea, and skin irritation. In 2011, the National Toxicology Program, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, classified formaldehyde as a known human carcinogen.
BedVoyage bedding is not coated with formaldehyde, nor flame-retardant chemicals. Our goal is for your sleep to be safe and healthy, so we've chosen not to use those toxic chemicals. We believe a little wrinkle never hurt anyone, but toxins do!
Your pores open while you're sleeping and your skin absorb whatever is in your bedding. This means things like fabric softeners, dryer sheets, bleach, and formaldehyde. Likewise, breathing those in while sleeping is not good for you either. People that suffer from asthma, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, and allergies should sleep more comfortably on bamboo. Wrinkle-resistant cottons can increase symptoms without you realizing its the bedding causing the issue. And because babies have brand new immune systems; we've designed a whole line called Panda Baby just for them. Your baby can sleep on eco-friendly and comforting bamboo crib sheets, for their health and comfort.
As our Bamboo Sheets don't have formaldehyde; make the switch from cotton to bamboo as a smart and healthy choice for your entire family.