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There will be much more about Mattresses to come. I just wanted to get started with the Zero Toxic Product Matrix for Mattresses so you can use it to choose Mattresses on your own.

MATTRESSES

A+

ZERO TOXICS “A+” RATING

Mattresses that meet or exceed the GOTS certification for Organic Mattresses. Products must be GOTS certified or show they meet GOTS standards.

 

A

ZERO TOXICS “A” RATING

Mattresses made primarily of materials that are GOTS certified organic or approved nontoxic: Organic cotton, organic wool, organic latex, wood or other renewable or nontoxic materials.

    

B

ZERO TOXICS “B” RATING

Mattresses that are made primarily with natural or relatively nontoxic materials, such as cotton, natural latex, wood, and outer renewable resources. Toxic chemicals may be used to some degree in production or processing. May contain residues of toxic contaminants such as pesticides or pollutants.

C

ZERO TOXICS “C” RATING

Mattresses made from relatively nontoxic materials, but which include petroleum-based materials, such as petroleum-based polyethylene.May not be suitable for people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities or other high-risk groups.

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D

ZERO TOXICS “D” RATING

Known to cause illness or injury with repeated exposure over time—products or materials made with one or more chemicals of concern [usually do not have warning labels on products]

Mattress made with polyurethane foam, memory foam, soy foam, eco foam, biofoam, plant-derived foam (all of which are mostly polyurethane foam), chemical flame barriers or other flame- retardant chemical, synthetic latex, vinyl and associated phthalates, perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), antimony, formaldehyde, pesticides, glues/adhesives…

NOTE: Greenguard does not test for phthalates and some other toxic chemicals, so this seal is not an indicator that a mattress is nontoxic.

 

F

ZERO TOXICS “F” RATING

Mattresses are not generally made with materials that would cause immediate poisoning or death.

 

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