As many people often use wallpaper in their bedrooms it is important to understand the toxic chemicals that accompany the installation of typical wallpaper.
Many wallpapers are made from vinyl and coated with PVC. These contain pthalates, a known endocrine disruptor so it is extremely important to avoid exposure in pregnant women, babies and young children.
There are many wallpaper options that are not harmful so you don’t have to compromise style for safer options. Look for nonvinyl paper, organic cotton or recycled content wallpaper, papers printed with water based inks and use a nontoxic paste or adhesive for installation.
There are also papers made from natural fibers such as arrowroot, bamboo, cattail, jute, paper weaves, reed, rush, sea grass or sisal.
Try the following companies for nontoxic wallpaper options: