Children are vulnerable to toxic chemicals.

In fact, children are far more vulnerable to toxic chemicals than adults, especially within their first few years of life.
Considering that children spend over 50% of their early life on a crib mattress, it would be prudent to use materials
that don’t contain dangerous chemicals.

Healthy Child Healthy World (HCHW), formerly the Children’s Health Environmental Coalition (CHEC), a nationally recognized non-profit organization, is dedicated to educating the public regarding environmental toxins that can affect children’s health. A lack of clear health information necessitates a precautionary approach to chemical exposure and toxins.

Scientific and medical literature increasingly demonstrates that many of the chemicals commonly found in crib mattresses should be avoided as much as possible, especially for babies and children.

Nearly all baby mattresses today contain polyurethane foam, vinyl (PVC), phthalates, chemical fire retardants, and an extensive list of added industrial chemicals. Some of these chemicals have been shown to leach out into the surrounding air. HCHW encourages you to support the effort of making long term environmental health a national priority. HCHW’s educational programs and public health measures regarding the dangers of toxic chemicals will greatly improve the health of our children, while saving the nation billions in health care costs.

Healthy Child Healthy World (HCHW)
Recognizes Naturepedic®

Naturepedic, the most trusted brand in natural and organic baby and children’s mattresses, features natural, healthy, and environmentally friendly materials throughout their products. As such, Healthy Child Healthy World (HCHW) has approved Naturepedic in the category of baby and children’s mattresses and bedding.
  • Naturepedic mattresses are designed and constructed under the direction of a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (American Academy of Environmental Engineers), Qualified Environmental Professional (Institute of Professional Environmental Practice), and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (Institute of Hazardous Materials Management).
  • Naturepedic mattresses are constructed using certified organic cotton (NO polyurethane foam).
  • Naturepedic mattresses use food grade polyethylene for the waterproof surface (NO Vinyl).
  • Naturepedic mattresses meet and exceed all federal and state flammability standards without the need for any flame retardant chemicals or barriers.
HCHW’s Mission

Healthy Child Healthy World (HCHW) has been leading the fight to protect children’s health for almost 15 years. As a national non-profit organization, HCHW has researched the links between children’s health and environmental toxins, educated the public about these risks, and advocated for government action to protect children’s health at the local, state, and national levels. HCHW is uniquely positioned to lead this critical children’s health campaign.

For more information on Healthy Child Healthy World, go to, or call 310-820-2030.

Healthy Child Healthy World (HCHW)
12300 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 320, Los Angeles California 90025
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