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Can I buy a mattress free of formaldehyde and fire-proofing chemicals?

asked May 24 '13
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Yes. You can buy a mattress free of formaldehyde and fire-proofing chemicals. There are several manufacturers that comply. Naturepedic is one of them. Naturepedic uses no formaldehyde and no flame barriers or other fire-proofing chemicals. Naturepedic also uses no polyurethane foam or so-called "soybean/eco/bio/plant based" foam (all of these are polyurethane foam with some soybean or castor oil added). Naturepedic is certified organic by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) as well as the GREENGUARD "Select" standard for health care.

answered Nov 20 '13
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There are many fine organic mattress brands that use wool as flame retardant, or no flame retardant that requires a doctor's prescription. It's easy to find organic mattresses for $3000 and up. Some of the better values we've noticed: Suite Sleep Ace Hotel mattress, White Lotus beds, Naturepedic, Savvy Rest and Ergovea.

answered Aug 26 '13
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Nov 09 '13

Hi, Yes. 100% all-natural latex is totally chemical free....not to be mistaken with natural latex, which is, at least, 30% synthetic. The 8" model gives you a choice of comfort from a 2" Talalay Latex layer, which can be glued or not. When ordering on-line, leave a note that you want it un-glued.

answered May 25 '13
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Mountain Air Organic Beds has chemical free mattresses. We use wool as a natural fire barrier, no FR materials. Not all Dunlop latex is the same either and Talalay latex is not organic. Just recently we found out the all natural Talalay is only 80% pure. You really do get what you pay for. Just like food, you really need to know where it came from. It does make a difference in quality. We would be happy to send you samples of our certified 100% all natural latex rubber.

answered May 25 '13
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May 25 '13

The company that is the largest and has all of it's products certified as natural and organic is Organic Mattress Inc. also known as OMI I copied the following from their web site,

Organic Mattresses, Inc. (OMI) mattresses and bedding are produced in the nation's only large-scale 100% organic factory. Our commitment to maintaining a smoke-free, fragrance-free, and cruelty-free environment runs so deep that our employees don’t smoke, wear fragrances, or use fabric softeners on their clothing. OMI’s handmade organic mattresses are manufactured in Northern California by expert artisans. We know we make the purest mattress available, in fact, we guarantee our purity.

Their Terra model with the topper is what I call "OMG" it is sensational!!! Sweet Dreams!!!!

answered May 25 '13
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OMI mattresses are very expensive, and you can buy a synthetic-free mattress much cheaper than that. There are many companies that offer mattresses with organic wool as the fire barrier and pure latex and organic cotton.

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OMI Mattresses are expensive but they are the purest available mattresses in the industry. When I buy a car for my family I want the safest, when I buy food I want the healthiest, when I choose housing I want the most secure when we sleep 8 hours a day in a mattress I only want the purest certified mattress available that is why we only sleep in an OMI Mattress. NO tricks no mirrors they are certified organic and have all of the compliance paperwork to prove it to me. OMI has set the standards. OMI is the original and the finest Certified Organic Mattress period.

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There is an update on this front. There is a new product on the market from Spaldin, called the Gemma Mattress. It is a 60% sunflower seed/soy oil (non-GMO) foam and it is the first urethane foam to earn Oeko Tex certification to the highest level. The best part? The queen size is only 999.

answered May 08 '14
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