theres no such thing as a dumb question, especially when it comes to your familys health. i took a look at the ikea latex. yes, it has synthetic in it. that means chemical based latex. how bad that is i do not know. i know some people do react to it. it is probably petroleum based. they also speak of a fire retardent cotton, so although that is not the pbdes (which is very good) i do not know what exactly it is. my concern with any chemicals is that todays safe one is tomorrows health hazzard. pbdes replaced pcbs because they found out how bad pcbs were. now they realize pcbs are way worse than pcbs. so what chemical are they replacing pbdes with and how safe is it? this appears to be a better option than a standard american made mattress. it is not chemical free. but it is free of the ones they know at this time are really bad. personally i choose to opt out of the chemical game any time i have a choice in the matter.
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2/21/07 at 12:28pm