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Old 06-18-2008, 11:08 AM   #4
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Re: Crib mattresses can be toxic !

Originally Posted by naivete View Post
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
Interesting! And here I felt a little bad for using an 8-year-old mattress, figuring that the longer it had been breaking down, the worse it probably was!
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