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Question from Mary

I bought a mattress that advertised oeko Tex standard 100 certified. Natural polyol based premium foam. With Visil flame retardant.  Once received the tag said 98% polyurethane foam with 2 % blended fiber batting.  I contacted company and said foam is derived from vegetable oil. Is this mattress safe from toxins. Should I return. I know companies can be deceiving and bought for my 5 year old.

 

Lisa’s Answer

I agree this is deceiving.  If it is 98% polyurethane, that means that it is plastic made from petrochemicals.  There may be a small percentage of plant-based material included.  It is difficult to say from the limited information on the label.  I would return it.

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