GREENGUARD


 

WHAT IS GREENGUARD CERTIFICATION?

GREENGUARD is an American National Standard Institute (ANSI)-authorized standard developer, and its mission is to identify consumer products that can improve quality of life and public health standards within indoor environments.


 

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT THAT OMI MATTRESSES ARE GREENGUARD CERTIFIED?

Because it gives consumers in independent third-party assurance that our mattresses have been tested and are not producing high volumes of unsafe chemical offgassing.

 

WHO:

Two organizations are involved with testing and evaluation:

Air Quality Sciences, Inc. (AQS) and GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI), a nonprofit corporation.

 

 

SPECIFICALLLY, HOW DO THESE ORGANIZATIONS EVALUATE MATTRESSES?

In 2000, AQS, a respected testing laboratory that also does testing for the Centers for Disease Control, created a rating system to evaluate consumer products relative to the products’ chemical and particle emissions. AQS created products emission standards by using guidelines from organizations such as the U.S. Environmental protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Department (OSHA), as well as many independent state and industrial organizations (including Blue Angel environmental program in Europe).

 

HOW:

AQS test consumer products (in our case entire mattresses) by placing them in a sealed chamber for 96 hours and evaluating the resulting emissions for formaldehyde, volatile organic chemicals (including carcinogens), breathable particles, ozone, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, and carbon dioxide, as well as any other chemicals that are present. Both the specific chemicals and their levels are determined. AQS has been doing this work for over 20 years and could be considered comparable to Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) in their specific area of testing expertise.

 

RESULTS:

These results are then evaluated by the nonprofit organization GEI. If a product meets its indoor air-quality standards, it is entitled to GREENGUARD Certification.


 

All OMI Mattresses that are manufactured from Crib to King. Receives:

 

GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified ® by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute under the GREENGUARD Standard for Low Emitting Products.

 

GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute under the GREENGUARD for Children & Schools (SM) Products certification program.

 

Certificates available upon request.