Mattress Health & Safety

Transparent information our mattress health and safety issues.

28 articles in this collection
Written by Mark Abrials, Jeff D'Andrea, and Jay Decker
Health

Is the wool in your mattress allergy free?

Yes, our Joma® New Zealand Wool has been thoroughly cleaned and is non-allergenic.
Written by Mark Abrials
Updated over a week ago

Do you use wool as a fire or flame retardant in your mattress?

We use natural hydrated silica as a non-toxic fire retardant barrier. We use wool for temperature control and moisture-wicking.
Written by Mark Abrials
Updated over a week ago

Can you show me your burn test lab results for fire safety?

Our mattresses are lab tested annually and easily comply with criteria for large open flame / burn resistance.
Written by Mark Abrials
Updated over a week ago

What do you wash your wool in?

Our Joma® New Zealand Wool is washed in an eco-friendly, biodegradable detergent, treated, rinsed and steamed.
Written by Jeff D'Andrea
Updated over a week ago

Do you use toxic flame retardants?

Meeting and exceeding flammability requirements is a top priority, without using toxic fire retardants.
Written by Mark Abrials
Updated over a week ago

What keeps your mattress layers from shifting without using chemical adhesives in the comfort layers?

Our distinctive, hand-tufted rosettes act as anchors by pulling yarn through each layer of the mattress to firmly secure them in place.
Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

Do you have any California Proposition 65 warnings due to potential cancer causing chemicals in your products?

No.
Written by Mark Abrials
Updated over a week ago

Is there a health risk due to EMFs and innersprings in your mattress? Do your innersprings act as an antenna?

Learn about the backstory regarding EMFs and innersprings, discover what we use in our mattresses, and watch our test results video.
Written by Mark Abrials
Updated over a week ago

Does your mattress contain Bisphenol A Epoxy Resin or BPA?

No.
Written by Mark Abrials
Updated over a week ago

Is your mattress dust-mite resistant?

Our mattresses are naturally resistant to House Dust Mites (HDMs)
Written by Mark Abrials
Updated over a week ago

Are Your Sewing Threads Certified for Environmental Compliance?

Yes, they are Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certified and produced in a factory that has achieved ISO 9001 accreditation.
Written by Mark Abrials
Updated over a week ago

When should I consider replacing my old, traditional mattress?

Most synthetic foam mattresses wear out in about 10 years.
Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

How does your mattress compare to Tempur-Pedic® or Memory Foam mattresses?

Tempur-Pedic® mattresses are made with petroleum-base polyurethane and other chemicals known to emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
Written by Mark Abrials
Updated over a week ago

Which is better: natural or synthetic latex?

100% natural latex is superior to synthetic latex foam. It is chemical-free, lasts longer and does not off-gas.
Written by Mark Abrials
Updated over a week ago

I have arthritis or other physical ailments. What mattress is right for me?

Yes, our natural latex mattresses will function especially well for those suffering from arthritis, joint pain or other physical ailments.
Written by Mark Abrials
Updated over a week ago

What if I have a latex allergy?

Consult your allergist prior to purchase.
Written by Mark Abrials
Updated over a week ago

How can you make a mattress without chemical fire retardants?

We use natural fire barriers like natural wool and hydrated-silica sand that meet and exceed all U.S. standards for flammability.
Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

Is the natural latex compostable?

Yes. Natural latex is considered a "Brown" composting material, ideal for the fertilizer pile.
Written by Mark Abrials
Updated over a week ago