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Won't a polyethylene mattress cover just contain all the gases, allowing them to build up, with nowhere to evaporate?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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Hi Leslie,

I think your question is about use of a mattress cover on a newly purchased, conventionally made mattress?

  • If that is the case, then yes you are correct that the cover will likely help to prevent the mattress from off-gassing into your indoor air.
  • This is actually a good thing because you don't want to be breathing that when you are sleeping!

I have written some articles on this topic that you might find useful. Check out my blog.


For more information:

Read Elizabeth Borecky's Q&A "Is there any type of barrier cover that can be put on a conventional mattress that stops the escape of the toxins into the air?"




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