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Sealy, Simmons, Serta, Tempurpedic, Restonic etc... mattress manufactures come from the Urethane Industry.  They specialize in urethane mattresses and mattresses made from synthetic materials.  Organic mattress manufacturers come from the organic industry giving you a much higher quality mattress expressed in the high level of purity, comfort and longevity.

Formaldehyde is in all "non-organic" mattresses.  According to the Cancer InstituteIn 2011, the National Toxicology Program, an interagency program of the Department of Health and Human Services, named formaldehyde as a known human carcinogen in its 12th Report on Carcinogens (1).

(Smart Latex (tm) is a word they invented to describe "synthetic" latex)  

Synthetic Latex Rubber is Styrene Butadiene Rubber. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) Styrene is reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen. (2).  1,3 Butadiene is listed as a known carcinogen by the Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry and the US EPA.(3)  Health effects to the exposure to Butadiene.(4)

Sterns and Foster uses poly-urethane foam edge encasement in most models.  This means chemical flame retardants are used, poly-urethane foam breaks down as you sit on the edge over time and you loose significant sleeping surface.

Selected References:

1.  National Toxicology Program (June 2011). Report on Carcinogens, Twelfth Edition. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Toxicology Program. Retrieved June 10, 2011, from:

2.  National Toxicology Program (June 2011).  Report on Carcinogens, 12th Report on Carcinogens (RoC) - National Toxicology Program, from:

3.  Agency for Toxic Substances Registry, from:

4.  United States Department of Labor.  Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 1,3 Butadiene, from: