Toxic Bedrooms (June 8, 2005)
The Beyond Organic Radio Show

Toxic Bedrooms

Did you know 25 percent of the world’s insecticides are used on cotton crops? According to the Sustainable Cotton Project, it takes close to a third of a pound of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides to grow enough cotton for a single T-shirt.

Beyond the cotton in our closets, our mattresses are often made with petroleum products that emit toxic fumes, and are sprayed with fungicides, herbicides, and flame-retardants.

Our households are stock full of fibers treated with harmful chemicals and linked to allergic reactions, infant developmental problems and other health issues.

This week, join host Jerry Kay, publisher of the Environmental News Network (, as we hear what parenting experts and organic cotton entrepreneurs have said about safeguarding our homes.

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