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How dangerous is Dacron off-gassing in a child's mattress?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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We just (as in - it's still on the truck being shipped to us) purchased an innerspring mattress that billed itself as organic for my 4 yr old son. The mattress is made from organic cotton and wool and has a thin layer of Dacron surrounding the innerspring coils. Before I purchased the mattress, I asked the salesperson about the materials in the mattress and he gave me the short list of materials. I was hesitant about Dacron because I'd never heard of it and it didn't sound like a natural product to me. The salesperson assured me that he'd researched Dacron and found that it isn't known to off-gas. He said that, in fact, he used to use yarn bound with glue as a coil cover in his mattresses, but couldn't get the yarn manufacturer to tell him what was in the glue so he switched to safer Dacron. I have since read that Dacron DOES off gas and I'm so disappointed. I would've bought a mattress without it for our son if I had known. Should I spend the mone




 

 

We just (as in - it's still on the truck being shipped to us) purchased an innerspring mattress that billed itself as organic for my 4 yr old son. The mattress is made from organic cotton and wool and has a thin layer of Dacron surrounding the innerspring coils. Before I purchased the mattress, I asked the salesperson about the materials in the mattress and he gave me the short list of materials. I was hesitant about Dacron because I'd never heard of it and it didn't sound like a natural product to me. The salesperson assured me that he'd researched Dacron and found that it isn't known to off-gas. He said that, in fact, he used to use yarn bound with glue as a coil cover in his mattresses, but couldn't get the yarn manufacturer to tell him what was in the glue so he switched to safer Dacron. I have since read that Dacron DOES off gas and I'm so disappointed. I would've bought a mattress without it for our son if I had known. Should I spend the mone<

Dacron is a type of polyester, made for many uses, including fillers such as synthetic batting inside mattresses. It is made from petroleum product ingredients.

In this case, it sounds like the thin...



 

 

 
 
 

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