For every child, the bedroom is a world in which to take refuge – not only at night to sleep – but also a space in which to give free expression to play, alone or with friends; if you spend a lot of time there, it should be as safe as possible , so making the bedroom ecological in terms of furnishings and finishes is very important In a room you can hide some ‘polluting’ pitfalls due to glues, solvents, paints and other products used for furniture and upholstery and textiles. For the health of the little ones and not only, it is essential to be able to ensure that a bedroom is ecological.
The rules for an ecological bedroom
A first attention should be paid to the choice of wall paintings, which must be non-toxic water-based paints ; Adhesive decorations or fabrics used to embellish walls and cabinets must be safe.
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For the furniture, on the other hand, it is necessary to check that there are no irritating or even potentially carcinogenic chemicals, such as formaldehyde (the International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2006 highlighted the possible carcinogenic effects). Pay attention to the certifications presented by the producers : the most used is the E1 on the formaldehyde content in the panels , which is mandatory in Italy.
By purchasing ecological products, then, the risk of exposing the little ones, and others, to volatile organic compounds is limited, because safety is not only ‘mechanical’: wood must not emit harmful substances released by heat, the room must not smell of formaldehyde, the latex mattress must not create humidity on the bed, and the sheets must not redden the skin.