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Naturepedic Crib Mattresses and Accessories Certified To New GREENGUARD “Select” Program

Naturepedic Crib Mattresses and Accessories Certified To New GREENGUARD “Select” Program

Worried about emissions of potentially toxic fumes into your nursery and other parts of your home? GREENGUARD is an independent organization that tests for emissions. They also offer several different certification programs to manufacturers whose products qualify. Per GREENGUARD, common household products (which would include crib mattresses) release hundreds of potentially harmful chemicals into the air. Poor indoor air quality is linked to asthma, upper respiratory problems and other complications. Naturepedic crib mattresses have been certified by GREENGUARD for the last five years. But there is now a new certification standard called “Select.” In addition to the GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification Program, GREENGUARD’s previously highest standard, Select certification meets the latest scientific and marketing requirements. These include: Volatile organic compound (VOC) content limits Lower formaldehyde emissions requirements (driven by California Air Resources Board and California Department of Public Health’s 2012 CA 01350 requirements) Lead and phthalate content requirements (as defined by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Information Act) Commercial[…]

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