Source: Australian Geographic These microscopic arachnids are ubiquitous and so numerous that, try as you might, they’re impossible to avoid. House dust mites (Dermatophagoide) are everywhere, feeding off our skin TONIGHT, AS YOU SINK wearily into bed, you won’t be alone – even if you’re the only person in the room. Under your slumbering head, the pillow will teem with potentially thousands of unseen bedmates, …

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Bed Bugs Most organisations can’t take old and used mattresses due to health reasons which is completely understandable given the amount of dust, bedbugs and bacteria an old mattress can harbor. Flame Retardants One issue with mattresses is the use of chemical flame retardants, these can prove to be toxic not only to humans but when dumped in landfill. The chemicals can leach from the …

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CBS Atlanta Undercover Investigation Reveals No Oversight of Used Mattress Industry By Jeff Chirico, CBS Atlanta Investigative Reporter POSTED: 10:36 pm EDT May 16, 2011 UPDATED: 10:33 am EDT May 17, 2011 Source:  CBSatlanta.com ATLANTA — Watch Video Part 1 :  Watch Video Part 2 — An exclusive CBS Atlanta undercover investigation found mattresses sold as new were filled with stained, moldy and smelly mattress …

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