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What are the best ways to protect your child from mattress off-gassing?

Mattresses outgas less over time. 

A polyethylene wrap will help and off-gasses less than the mattress itself. 

A cotton/wool mattress cover will not block off-gassing fumes. 

Probably a combination of both would be your best bet. The polyethylene would block more emissions, and the mattress cover on top would give more comfort.

Debra :-)

This answer was provided by our friend, Debra Lynn Dadd. Hailed as "The Queen of Green" by the New York Times, Debra Lynn Dadd has been a pioneering consumer advocate since 1982, specializing in products and lifestyle choices that are safer for human health and the environment. She is the author of Home Safe Home.

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