Frequently Asked Questions - Mountain Air Organic Beds

Mountain Air Organic Beds

Q. Why is organic important?

A. Mattresses and crib mattresses are made from polyurethane foam and contain toxic flame retardants proven to lower I.Q. by up to 5 points. Flame retardants such as Chlorinated Tris, which has been banned for over 35 years ago in children's mattresses, are now being applied to almost all other mattresses on the market today.

Q. What is Tris?

A. Tris is a toxic flame retardant that is a known carcinogen, hormone disruptor and neuro toxin. Tris is the most widely used flame retardant on the market today. Chlorinated Tris is used in mattresses, sofas, carpets, and almost anything made from highly flammable polyurethane foam. Polyurethane foam is made from petroleum oil, so sleeping on it is like sleeping on liquid gasoline. No wonder babies often have allergies and breathing problems.

Q. Why are organic mattresses so expensive?

A. Organic mattresses are expensive because they are not made in a chemical factory. Rather, the rubber is milked directly from the tree in the tropical forest, much like maple syrup. The casing is made from organic cotton and wool. Although our mattresses may seem expensive, the return on your investment in health is simply immeasurable, both for you and for your entire family.

Q. What makes your mattresses safe?

A. Our mattresses are both safe and organic because the organic wool we use is a natural fire barrier. Plus, we don’t use petroleum oil, formaldehyde or toxic flame retardants.

Q. Are all your mattresses chemical free?

A. There is no such thing as “chemical-free.” Even the water we drink and the air we breath have chemicals in them. To claim a product is “chemical-free” is misleading and in violation of FTC regulations. Our mattresses are certified organic through and through.

Q. Why is it bad to reuse crib mattresses?

A. Typically, crib mattresses breed bacteria because they are made from polyurethane foam, and manufacturers use anti-microbial spray pesticides. Who wants that in their mattress? Our organic crib mattress, however, is safe to hand down from generation to generation as long as it is kept clean. The rubber used in our mattresses doesn’t breed bacteria and is naturally anti-microbial. Furthermore, the rubber is dust mite-resistant because bug resistance is a natural defense of the rubber tree. Bugs just don’t like the taste or smell of rubber.

Q. Are there any other uses for your crib mattresses once the baby outgrows it?

A. Yes, we can build a platform for the crib mattress so children can get out of bed by themselves. Then, as the child gets older, you can attach the crib mattress to a split queen mattress by using our organic sofa sectional frame. Now mom or dad can sleep with the toddler in their own room. Our mattresses grow with your children and make for great bedroom designs. You can also use it to make pet beds, seat cushions, sofa cushions, and pillows!

Q. Won’t plastic mattress covers hold in all the toxins?

A. Not according to recent research. The toxic flame retardants and chemicals used in polyurethane foam are aromatic. These flame retardants and chemicals don’t bond themselves to the polyurethane, but rather they spray out every time you lay your child on the mattress and eventually settles on them as they lay. Unfortunately, you and your child breathe it and their skin absorbs it all night long. These toxic chemicals can also get attached to your household dust, and according to research, your dust becomes more toxic than drinking sludge. This toxic dust falls on the floor where your baby and pets crawl around and put things in their mouths. In other words, the toxins will spread; it’s best not to introduce them to your household in the first place.