Antimony Trioxide (Arsenic), Boric Acid (Roach Killer), Silicon (Silica Glass), Melamine, Formaldehyde, Decabromodiphenyl Oxide, and Ammonium Polyphosphate are the main chemicals being used by mattress manufacturers to meet federal flammability standards.
We sell products from manufacturer that are truly non- toxic. OMI Mattresses and Bedding are produced in the nation’s only large scale 100% Organic Factory. We sell Mattresses, Crib Mattresses, Pillows, Natural Rubber and Natural Wool Toppers and Pads, and Natural Bedding. With the flame retardant mattress regulations, most mattresses now contain toxic chemicals. Some mattresses minimize the use of such chemicals and green wash it-or make it sound natural. You can see proof , if you only look for it. However, we do offer non- toxic and natural solutions for your sleeping needs:
There is only One way to avoid the Current flame Retardant Mattress regulations with chemicals get an Organic Mattress. All of our mattresses use natural materials to meet the governments mandated flame retardant requirements . The new flameproof mattress regulation (July-07 National, Jan-05 California) requires all mattresses now withstand a severe open flame test. This requires known acutely toxic and cancer causing chemicals in or next to the surface of all mattresses. It is well known that we will absorb these chemicals every night due to off-gassing.
There are labeling requirements for the products used in all Mattresses. Many major mattress manufacturers have admitted to the news media they are required to use, and do use these chemicals in their mattresses. But most customers don’t even read these labels, and if they do there is no mention about how certain chemicals contained in the mattresses can cause various ailments, and some are even to be known as carcinogenic.
Antimony (a heavy metal almost identical to Arsenic), Boric Acid (yes, the Roach Killer), Silicon (Silica Glass, a known respiratory hazard and carcinogen), Melamine, Formaldehyde, Decabromodiphenyl Oxide, and Ammonium Polyphosphate are the main chemicals used by mattress manufacturers to meet the state and federal flammability standards.
The government has proven these chemicals leach to the surface of our mattresses and are absorbed by our bodies. They have proven we will absorb .8 mg of Antimony, and .08 mg of Boric Acid every day. We know Antimony accumulates in our bodies, is acutely toxic, and also causes cancer.
Many doctors say this is not safe. Many people do not want to absorb poisons nightly to avoid a one in 1.111 million mattress fire risk. Many people have already gotten sick. Dr. Lawrence A. Plumlee, MD, says: “How many are intolerant who don’t know why they can’t sleep or feel bad?” There are now few conventional mattresses that are free of toxic chemicals.
But, we do offer you solutions that are truly natural.
Natural Rubber Latex Beds have been manufactured for over 90 years under various labels for customers worldwide. We strongly oppose these national flameproof mattress regulations because the risk outweighs the benefit. We think it is a very serious health risk. Many doctors agree. Sleepers and workers are already getting sick. These should be strong warning signs for the rest of us. Workers complained early on of Asbestos health effects, but no one listened. It took 40 years and hundreds of thousands of deaths to prove Asbestos harmful. A relatively small percentage of our population was exposed to Asbestos, but everyone sleeps on a mattress. We continue to make toxic mistakes. We ban one flame retardant chemical after another, after we find human harm. What will we learn in the next 40 years? How many millions of Americans will die slow painful deaths from the long term effects of poison mattresses?
We hope you will help get the word out on the truth about the toxic chemicals now being added to mattresses. Although the issue had made some news it is not enough. Almost all mattress manufactures and retailers continue to tell people there are no harmful chemicals in mattresses, There are labeling requirements. But most people still don’t know or find it hard to believe it could be that bad. it is.
IS YOUR MATTRESS KILLING MORE THAN YOUR BACK? GOOGLE WHAT TOXIC CHEMICALS ARE IN CONVENTIONAL MATTRESSES. IT’S SCARY. WE ONLY SELL NATURAL MATTRESSES, BEDDING, AND PILLOWS. PURE, AND REALLY COMFORTABLE!
Many conventional mattresses have become “chemical mattresses.” The increase of the use of chemical fire-retardants in many conventional inner-spring mattresses is a result of compliance with the federal open-flame mattresses standards. Mattresses must now be able to resist an open-flame applied directly to the top and side for 70 seconds.
Mark Strobel, director the People For Clean Beds organization, says “that treating these mattresses to pass the blowtorch, open-flame test would require that mattresses be treated with known acutely toxic and cancer-causing chemicals—particularly boric acid, also known as roach killer, as well as antimony, which is a heavy metal almost identical to arsenic.”