V.O.C. Off Gassing Test Results From a Popular Brand Memory Foam Mattress

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1,2,4- Methanoazulene, decahydro- Dodecane, 3-methyl

1,5,5,8a tetra methyl Heptylcyclohexane

1,2- Propanediol (Propylene glycol) Hexanal

1,4- Dioxane Hexasilxane, tetradecamethyl

1,6-Octadiene, 7 -methyl-3- (8CI9CI)*

methylene (Myrcene) Limonene (Dipentene: 1-Methyl-4-

1-Butanol (N-Butyl alcohol) 1 methyllethyl cyclohexene)

1- Dodacene Longifolene

1- Hexanol, 2-ethyl Naphthalene

1-Propanol, 2-chloro* Naphthalene, decahydro-*

2- Butanol, 3-methyl Naphthalene, decahydro-2-methyl*

2-Pentanal, 2-methyl Pentasiloxane, dodecamethyl*

2-Propanol (Isopropanol) Phenol, 4-(1- methylpropYI)-*

2-Propanol, 1,3-diehloro- Pinene, a(2,6,6-Trimethyl-

2-Propanol, 1-(2-Dropenyloxy) bieyelor3.1.1 ]hept-2-ene)

2-Propanol, 1-[1-methyl-2(2- Pinene, p (6,6-Dimethyl-2-meth-

propenyloxy) ethoxy* ylene bieyelo [3.1.1]heptane)

Azulene, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-oetahydro- Propane,1,2,3-trichloro

1,4-dimethyl-7- 12.6(1- Propane, 1,2-dichloro

methyllethyllidene) Propanoic acid,2,2-dimethyl-, 2-

Benzaldehyde ethylhexyl ester*

Benzene, 1,2,4-trimethyl Silane, trichloro (chloromethyl)-*

Benzene, 1,3-diehloro Silanediol, dimethyl-*

Benzene, 1,4-diehloro Styrene

Benzene, 1-methyllethyl (Cumene) TXIB (2,2,4-Trimethyl-1,3-

Bicyclo [3.1.1] hept-2-ene-2-carbox- pentanediol diisobutyrate)

aldehyde Tetrasiloxane, decamethyl

Bicyclo [3.1.1] heptan-3-one,2,6,6- Toluene (Methylbenzene)

trimethyl-.1a,2b,5a* Trisiloxane, octamethyl*

Chlorobenzene Undecane

Cyclohexane,1,1-dimethyl-2- Undecane, 2,6-dimethyl

propyl* Undecane, 2-methyl

Cyclohexane, octyl* Xylene (para and/or meta)

Cyclohexasiloxane, dodcamethyl* c- Decahydronaphthalene

Cyclohexene, 1-methyl-4-( 1- Cyclopentasiloxane, deca-

methylethylidene)* methyl

Cyclotetrasiloxane, octamethyl Cyclotrisiloxane, hexamethyl

Decane, 3-methyl Decane, 5-methyl*


*Indicates NIST/EPAINIH best library match.

Several of these chemicals, such as benzene, propane, styrene, and naphthalene, are recognized as possible Class C human carcinogens by the EPA, as well as other organizations.

Source; VOC measurements taken by gas chromatography together with mass spectrometric detection.

-from “Sleep Safe in a Toxic World” -by Walter Bader. Freedom Press. Copyright 2nd edition 2011.