What is the real risk of mattress offgassing?
March 2, 2007 6:23 AM Subscribe
What do I really need to know about mattresses and offgassing?
posted by Badmichelle to Health & Fitness (2 answers total)
I'm in the process of buying a new mattress, and am getting very confused about the whole "offgassing" issue. There are lots of sites that say one should only buy organic/natural latex mattresses, but those sites all seem to be actually selling such mattresses (they well may believe it to be true, but I suspect they are also biased).
Is there any such thing as an independent, relatively objective article about the safety of mattresses (in particular, memory-foam mattresses)?
I have a two-year old, and am expecting another baby in April. I'm a little alarmed by articles citing all the chemicals that are found in breast milk. I'm realize there's no way to avoid exposure, but if I can make a wise mattress decision, it would make me happy.