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Benefits of CertiPUR-US Certified Foams in Mattresses

CertiPUR-US refers to a certification process that allows consumers to purchase foam products — such as mattresses, furniture, and home furnishings — that contain flexible polyurethane foam that have been tested and certified for the following characteristics.

Joma Wool for Fire Retardant and Temperature Regulation

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One of the best loved features of PlushBeds’ natural latex mattresses is the coolness factor. And we’re not talking about the fact that it’s “hip” to buy one of our latex mattresses (though we certainly think it is), but about the fact that the mattresses sleep cool temperature wise — unlike other foam mattresses on the market today.

Latex Mattress Fire Retardant

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), on behalf of the U.S. government, established regulations beginning July 1, 2007 that requires all mattresses sold in the United States to meet certain fire retardant standards. The law further requires that mattress labeling includes information indicating that the mattress meets current federal regulations concerning flammability.

Flame Retardant PBDE Chemicals Tied to Hyperactivity and Lower IQs in Children

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Flame retardant chemicals, known as PBDE, found in some common household items, such as carpeting, baby strollers, and certain types of mattresses, may be linked to cognitive problems in children, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.