The Dangers of Fire Retardants in Mattresses


OMI mattresses are the only adult mattresses to meet the stringent certification criteria of the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) for low volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emmissions.  OMI is also the first to qualify for LEED credits.  With all the 'greenwashing' we are experiencing in the organic industry there is no other way to know that you are getting the purity you expect.Antimony Trioxide (Arsenic), Boric Acid (Roach Killer),  Silicon (Silica Glass), Melamine, Formaldehyde, Decabromodiphenyl Oxide, and Ammonium Polyphosphate are the main chemicals being used by mattress manufacturers to meet federal flammability standards.


We sell only products from manufacturer that are truly Natural and non- toxic –Organic Mattresses, Organic Crib Mattresses, Organic Pillows, Natural Rubber and Natural Wool Toppers and  Pads, and Organic Bedding. With the flame retardant mattress regulations, most mattresses now contain toxic chemicals.Even with labeling requirements, most mattress Manufacturers deny using harmful chemicals and green wash it. You can see proof , if you only look for it.  However, we do offer you truly non- toxic and Natural solutions:


Ozone Sanitized

In order to assure the customer of the purist mattress available OMI stores all raw materials waiting to go into production in an exclusive ozone sanitation chamber providing added assurance of purity against potential contamination from molds, yeasts, and bacteria.  OMI even sterilizes the compressed aire used in the factory sot hat pollens and outside contaminants are never forced into mattresses during normal manufacturing processes.

The truth about Polyurethane Memory Foam Tempurpedic Mattresses

Certified Organic Factory

All OMI mattress and bedding are produced in the first third party certified large-scale 100% organic factory in North America, built soley to manufacture organic products.  There is no other factory where organic products are made that is committed to maintaining a chemical free, smoke free and fragrance free environment as OMI.  employees don't smoke, wear frangrances or use fabric softeners on their clothing.  Pillows, mattress  pads, and other top of the bed products are made in the cleasnest sewing environment in the mattress industry.  When Organic mattresses are made in the same factory as conventional there is potential for cross contamination.  Other than OMI, most organic mattresses are made in the same factories as conventional mattresses.


Raw Materials

Since raw materials are subject to fumigation when imported, Your Organic Bedroom makes every effort to use manufacturers who use only US grown organic cotton and natural wool.  Both OMI and WS Southards use only USA organic cotton and natural wool.  The wool is from California and Oregon and the Organic cotton is grown in Texas.

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)

OMI is the first and only mattress factory in the United states to become a certified organic processor of fiber and textiles that meet the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).  GOTS ensures the organic status of textiles (from harvesting of the raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labelling) in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer.


OMI mattress are the first organic mattresses to offer the opportunity to obtain LEED credits.  OMI's ability to participate in the LEED rating program is a direct result of the third-party emission testing and certification awarded by Greenguard Environmental Institute.

Difference between Talalay and Dunlop

TALALAY and DUNLOP are the two methods used to convert raw rubber-tree milk into mattress cores. The main difference between them is that the Dunlop process utilizes sodium silicoflouride (SSF, aka sodium fluorosilicate) in its gelation stage, whereas the Talalay process does not. In the Talalay process, no SSF is necessary as a gellant because gelation is achieved by circulating carbon dioxide through the hollow pins within the molds.

A second important distinction between the two methods is that Talalay cores are cured by circulating heat through the pins, rather than the Dunlop method of of essentially baking them in an oven . As Dunlop cores cure, gravity acts upon the mixture, compressing the cells near the bottom. In a Talalay vacuum mold, gravity is not a factor, so the cell sizes have a higher uniformity and are larger.

Both methods make good mattresses. The Dunlop process is less involved so cost less. Its firmness flexiblility is generally limitted to firm or medium-firm. The Talalay process creates more flexibility in firmness. It tends to be of a better quality core, have more consistency, a longer life and generally cost more than Dunlop latex.



About the Word Latex

Originally there was just one kind of "latex," often referred to as "natural rubber," which described products made from the milk of the rubber tree. during world War 11, rubber was unavailable, so synthetic rubber was created using petrochemicals, namely styrene and butadiene. this synthetic rubber, often called "SB rubber," is also often referred to as "latex," yet it comes from chemical reactions, not rubber plantations. to make matters even more confusing, marketers often refer to chemically produced polyurethane viscous or memory-foam products as "latex." further clouding the issue, manufacturers have begun blending small amount of natural rubber with synthetic rubber and marketing these products as "made from 100% natural latex."

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