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Old 06-18-2008, 10:54 AM   #3
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Re: Crib mattresses can be toxic !

Outgassing is why we don't buy new mattresses. We can't afford wool or organic, but if you buy a mattress second hand it's already been outgassed.

It takes about 2-3 years for a mattress to fully outgas, so if you get one after that time frame it's safe, and should still be in great shape

(And there are ways to disinfect used mattresses, or you could use a mattress protector)
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