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Memory foam and allergies

18/05/2015 14:00
Memory foam and allergies

Memory foam products are also often advertised as hypoallergenic, but this does not mean that it cannot cause an allergic reaction. This only means that the chance of developing allergic reactions has been minimized.

 

Memory foam products are also often advertised as hypoallergenic, but this does not mean that it cannot cause an allergic reaction. This only means that the chance of developing allergic reactions has been minimized.

 

Composition: memory foam, also known as visco-elastic foam, is made from traditional polyurethane foam, which has been modified at molecular level using complex chemicals. Those who are allergic to polyurethane are also likely to be allergic to memory foam.

 

Features: memory foam reacts to the temperature of the body, so it melts around the sleeping body. Some claim that when memory foam heats up, the substances released can trigger allergic reactions, but this is not supported by any scientific study.

 

Types: manufacturers make hundreds of varieties of memory foam. If a person is allergic to only one variety, he is most likely sensitive to the chemical additive added to it.

 

Additives: some memory foam products are combined with other substances. The source of the allergic reaction can also be the adhesive material used when combining different layers.

 

Other observations: memory foam keeps dust mites away, which is the most common allergenic factor.