A recent study* conducted by the University of Texas has confirmed that many crib mattresses emit volatile organic compounds, toxins and/or carcinogens. Typical crib mattresses are made with foam padding and plastic covers; the team analyzed 20 different mattresses and found that each one emitted VOCs that off-gas into the surrounding environment; the chemical emissions in the area closest to the mattress surface, are twice as high as the rest of the room, meaning babies would be exposed to these hazardous chemicals every time they sleep!
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To learn more about this study visit Marissa Barnett’s article, UT Study finds crib mattresses emit volatile organic compounds, in the Austin American-StatesmanShare: