Fire Protection - Done The Right Way
When it comes to bedroom fires, a moment or two can mean the difference between life and death.
Thousands of innocent people are killed or severely injured from bedroom fires each year. Sadly, children comprise
the majority of these casualties.
The primary filling material used in nearly all mattresses today is polyurethane foam. Polyurethane foam
is highly flammable because it is essentially a petroleum product. In fact, the National Association of State Fire Marshals
refers to it as “solid gasoline.”
Due to its high flammability, polyurethane foam is usually treated or wrapped with industrial fire retardant chemicals.
Some of these chemicals introduce health and toxicity concerns. In fact, most manufacturers don't even disclose their fire
At Naturepedic, we take a different approach. Organic cotton is a far superior filling material and is significantly
less flammable to begin with, allowing for more creative solutions. Our exclusive fire protection system is based on the unique
fire retardant properties of
baking soda and
hydrated silica permanently bonded to
cellulose. This results in an inherently flame resistant
barrier that does not break down. The cellulose fiber used is derived primarily from eucalyptus and poplar trees and has a low
carbon footprint. These materials provide the best way to meet fire regulations without the use of questionable chemicals