visil-silica flame retardant? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 08-31-2011, 11:04 AM - Thread Starter
 
July09Mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 139
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Does anyone know anything about visil-silica flame retardant for mattresses? From what I can find, it's a form of rayon and theoretically it's neutral until it comes into contact with flame, but there's not a lot of info on it. I'm looking at Spaldin brand mattresses for my dd's big girl bed and they seem nice, but I guess it's pretty new so who knows.

July09Mama is offline  
#2 of 2 Old 03-26-2012, 02:37 AM
 
hasinam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

This may be too late but I was just doing my own research on visil and came upon this.  

 

 

Sand is Silicon (Si) which you can see on the CPSC table of chemicals used in beds When you melt sand it makes glass. This is the Silica Glass or simple glass that is in the fibers of “inherently fire resistant fibers” that they call viscose, Visil, or FR Rayon. It is an extreme respiratory hazard and known to cause illness and cancer. (See CPSC Table of Chemicals in Mattresses)

 

http://www.strobel.com/wool_burns.htm

hasinam is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off