Did you know that there is up to 7kg of antimony trioxide, organophosphate, chlorinated alkanes and decabromodiphenyl ether (DecaBDE) and other flame retardant chemicals contained in virtually every household mattress in Britain?
All Natural or Organic Latex and Memory Foam used in furniture is highly flammable. That is why the UK Furniture Fire Regulations clearly states that any Latex, which is classed as a foam, MUST be treated with fire retardant chemicals or contain graphite (making it grey in colour) to meet the safety standards.
Terry Edge was a senior civil servant who was given the job of re-writing the UK Furniture Fire Regulations. This was after the Government department responsible realised the current regulations did not work.
We were thrilled to see we have been featured in Country Life magazine. Their article "60 simple sustainability tips to make your home, garden and life better" gives tips for sustainable living all around the home.
Science Daily have just published a new article about the use of "new" flame retardants. The old chemicals (PBDEs) have been swapped out with organophosphate flame retardants in many products, but they have proven to be just as dangerous.