I am a firm believer in a Certified third party to test foams in our mattresses we carry. All of the foams are Certi-Pur that says they do not have flame retardants and other harmful chemicals. With that being said you really have to look out for these companies saying organic etc because they say is then raise the price on you. The wave of facebook and the I want to be organic phase left some retailers to take advantage of the consumer.
Regardless of what you’ll see on some sites, it’s impossible for anything to be “truly chemical-free” or “100% nontoxic” — even the purest untouched wilderness landscape contains some chemical traces, and pure spring water can be toxic in high-enough doses.
Consumers want to know: “Is the foam certified?”
CertiPUR-US® is a not-for-profit certification program for foam used in bedding products and upholstered furniture. When you see the CertiPUR-US® seal, you can be confident that the flexible polyurethane foam inside meets CertiPUR-US® standards for content, emissions, and durability, and has been analyzed by independent, accredited testing laboratories.
CertiPUR-US® approved foams are:
- Made without ozone depleters
- Made without PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP (“Tris”) flame retardants
- Made without mercury, lead and other heavy metals
- Made without formaldehyde
- Made without phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission
- Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million)
So please be careful when it says organic. All you need to know is if it is a Certified foam.
Oh yeah, dont smoke in bed