Do I need a Doctor's note for chemical-free mattresses?

Quick answer.... Not if you buy one with wool as the outer most layer like the organic latex mattress

Due to a federal law, FR1633 which was effective July, 1, 2007, all mattress manufacturers use a flame retardant (FR) to pass these laws. This latest FR law help increase escape time for victims trapped in a fire which should save hundreds of lives. If you find others claiming that they make 100% organic or 100% natural mattresses with out the use of an FR, please request details of how they are meeting the new FR1633 law.

Non-Boric cotton mattress are available with a doctor's prescription (must be on a prescription pad), once we have this note we can make you a non-borate green cotton  or 100% organic mattress.

After ordering you must fax, email or mail us your prescription to 732-828-4159 or email it to sales@whitelotus.net.
White Lotus Home does offer green cotton (you can read more about cotton at mattresses (our biggest sellers) with OUT A NEED for a doctor’s note. These mattresses can also include New Zealand virgin wool (untreated) and Ultracel Foam (foam that lasts 7 to 10 years and does not off gas).

About Boric Powder: Cotton treated with boric powder assist in passing the Federal Flammability Laws. A study, done by Intertox, Inc. of Seattle, WA, presents conclusive proof that boric acid, under the specific trade name Boron#10(TM), which is sodium polyborate, is not toxic. The report states, "Four of the six studies reviewed indicate no observed adverse health effects from exposure of the test animals to the Boron#10 added to cotton batting." Richard Pleus, the author of the report also stated that in an oral toxicity study a benchmark toxicity measure, LD50, for the product Boron#10 was successfully established.

The LD50, defined as the dose of a compound that would be lethal for 50% of a group of test animals, was extrapolated to be 3,339 mg/kg, a number similar to the toxicity of table stitle." This report, A Review of General Acute Toxicity Studies of Boron#10 in Cotton-Based Batting Product, is available by sending a letter of request and a 9" x 12" SASE to: Mr. Jim Blasius, Incide Technologies, Inc., 50 N 41st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009.-Editor

 

 

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