About Amy Highland

Amy Highland is a sleep expert at SleepHelp.org. Her preferred research topics are health and wellness, so Amy's a regular reader of Scientific American and Nature. She loves taking naps during thunderstorms and cuddling up with a blanket, book, and cats.

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How to Avoid VOCs in New Bedding

By Amy Highland Modern manufacturing processes can introduce harmful substances into your home. One category—volatile organic compounds (VOCs)—can find their way into the most intimate of spaces—your bedroom. But, there are ways to avoid and keep VOCs down so they don’t interfere with your health or sleep. The Rundown on VOCs VOCs come from organic chemicals that can be used in everything from adhesives, paints, stains, and cleaning and disinfecting agents. During the manufacturing process, bedding and mattresses may be exposed to