An alarming report conducted by The Mattress Matters and has sampled some 28 companies making crib mattresses in the United States has discovered that there are still at least 72% of mattresses in the market which contain chemicals like antibacterials, waterproof components and flame retardants.
In the report, about 22% of it are known to be “green mattresses”, which actually only has a thin layer of organic cotton to pass of as chemical free. But underneath the mattress, the components remain toxic with volatile compounds.
This raises an alarm bell for parents whose babies are sleeping on these mattresses 20 hours a day.
The report also qualifies the following as totally safe, in spite of the fact that they make up only a small portion of the companies that sell baby stuff:
- Land and Sky
- Natural Mat
- Organic Mattresses Inc.
- Pure Rest
- Savvy Rest
- Shepherd’s Dream
- Soaring Heart Natural Bed Company
- Suite Sleep
- White Lotus
You can read the full report especially the recommendation by Mattress Matters in this site.