Even new Crib Mattresses contain over half a pound
of Poison of Boric Acid (Roach Killer) and
Antimony (Arsenic) to meet the fireproof
For amounts see:
Pounds Poison in Beds
Young children are extremely vulnerable to toxic exposures.
From the largest retailer of crib mattresses website: “The Crib Mattress's
top inside layer is Fireblocker, providing gentle sleeping and safety.” We
disagree on safety. We know this system contains 10% Boric Acid and 2.4%
Antimony. European researchers measured and proved Antimony leaches through
vinyl on crib mattresses, and linked this to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
(SIDS). High levels of Antimony were found in the livers of dissected dead
human infants. Europe has been moving away from using flame retardants and
requires them be proven safe before being used.