Could Your Comforter Be Making You Sick?

There’s a massive recall of comforters by a retailer for fear that they might be making people sick.  This news got me questioning if there was something in my own bedding material.

Comforter Mold

Bed, Bath and Beyond has recalled and pulled about 175,000 comforters this week that could contain mold.

The recalled polyester comforters were sold in four different solid colors: garnet, navy, gray, and oatmeal, and three sizes: twin, full/queen, and king. See “Sold At” section for affected dates of sale. They can be returned for a full refund.

So what is mold? Molds are tiny microscopic organisms that digest organic matter and reproduce by releasing spores. Molds are a type of fungi, and there are over 100,000 species.

They look like gray or black spots and generally impact people by their spores when we breathe them in.  Another indication is if there is a musty smell.

Even though I didn’t buy my comforter from Bed, Bath & Beyond the recall definitely gave me food for thought.  It’s kind of an old comforter anyway so it may be time to get a new one.

 

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