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Results of analysis of baby bedding
 

Compounds of the elements phosphorus, arsenic and antimony are very frequently present in bedding. In some instances they are added as part of the manufacturing process (e.g. for fire retardant or plasticising purposes). In other instances they occur naturally (e.g. in sheepskins, kapok and tree bark).

Action of household fungi on these compounds can produce extremely toxic nerve gases. These are, respectively, phosphines from compounds of phosphorus; arsines from compounds of arsenic; and stibines from compounds of antimony. These gases shut down the central nervous system, resulting in cessation of heart and breathing function, thereby causing cot death.

A wide selection of items of baby bedding acquired in New Zealand (comprising new bedding, used bedding, and bedding on which cot deaths had occurred) was analysed for the presence of phosphorus, arsenic and antimony by Rooney Laboratories Ltd, Basingstoke, England.

Analysis showed that all three elements were present, phosphorus being especially prevalent. Sheepskins were shown to contain all three elements.  (For more information regarding sheepskins, click on the sidebar heading Sheepskins.) 

 
Mfr New products phosphorus arsenic antimony

A Waterproof wool mattress cover +++ - -
A Bassinet mattress (polyester inner) ++ - +++
A Bassinet mattress (foam inner) - - -
B Imported PVC cot sheet +++ - -
C PVC-lined cotton mattress protector ++ - -
D Acrylic underblanket + - -
E Sheepskin baby rug +++++ + ++
F Lambskin rug +++++ + +++
G Ti-tree bark bassinet mattress +++ - -
H Innersprung cot mattress ++ - -
I Ventilated cot mattress ++ - ++++
J Kapok ++++ - -
K Innersprung cot mattress ++++ - ++++
L Imported innersprung mattress +++ - +



 
No. Used products phosphorus arsenic antimony

1 Sheepskin baby rug +++++ + +++
2 Bassinet mattress ++++ - -
3 Innersprung mattress +++++ - -
4 Foam mattress ++++ - -
5 Foam mattress +++++ - -
6 Innersprung mattress +++++ - +
7 Coconut fibre ++++++ + -
8 Foam mattress ++ - -
9 Reconstituted foam mattress +++++ - -
10 Innersprung mattress ++++ - +
11 Innersprung mattress ++++ - +
12 Innersprung mattress +++++ - +++
13 Innersprung mattress ++++ - -
14 Innersprung mattress +++ - -
15 Innersprung mattress +++++ - -



 
No. Cot death baby bedding phosphorus arsenic antimony

CD1 Pillow cover ++ - -
CD1 Pillow polyester inner + - +++
CD2 Mattress cover +++ - -
CD2 Mattress foam ++ ++ -
CD3 Mattress cover +++ - -
CD3 Mattress foam +++ + -
CD3 Sheepskin rug ++++++ + ++++
CD4 Mattress cover +++ - -
CD4 Mattress foam - - -
CD5 Mattress foam + - -
CD5 Mattress cover +++++ - -
CD5 Sheepfleece underlay +++ - -
CD5 Sheepskin rug +++++ + +++
CD5 Wool blanket ++ - -


 
- = not detected (<10mg/kg)
+ = 10 ~ 50mg/kg
++ = 51 ~ 100mg/kg
+++ = 101 ~ 200mg/kg
++++ = 201 ~ 500mg/kg
+++++ = 501 ~ 1000mg/kg
++++++ = > 1000mg/kg
 
 



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