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I just bought a mattress protector for our new king-size bed. When I opened it I smelled that gross new plastic smell, and looking on the label, I saw the plastic barrier is made of PVC (polyvinylchloride). Please tell me what you all know about PVCs, and whether or not this is a safe thing to put on our bed. I am not sure what to do. I won't put in on my bed until I am sure it is safe.
 

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In our family we have basically rid the hours of all <a href="http://www.oregontoxics.org/toys.html" target="_blank"><b>PVC</b></a><br><br>
We bought cotton mattresses that contain NO formaldehyde (which is in all mattresses in the US and outlawed in all European mattresses...) we pitched all toys, plastic food storage containers... we use only glass. Lots of looking and searching these days as to what is save to use.
 

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Gitti covered the PVC part very well. As an alternative to you plastic mattress cover, you might consider wool. There are a number of retailers out there - esp. online - here's where I purchased a wool mattress protector.<br><br><a href="http://store.daxstores.com/prw-pudking.html" target="_blank">http://store.daxstores.com/prw-pudking.html</a><br><br>
Yes, they are expensive, but if you consider that you spend several hours daily sleeping on it, I think it is worth getting something safe. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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