Authenticity Watch: Organic Mattresses

You have to hand it to the New York Times: With Americans facing what is shaping up to be the worst economic downturns in decades, they still duty-bound to give their readers this sort of stuff:

The question of what’s really in a mattress is important, at least as some people see it, because, they believe, any product made with synthetic materials carries potential health risks. “You spend a third of your life in bed,” said Debra Lynn Dadd, an author and blogger in Clearwater, Fla., who has been writing about toxic substances in household products for 25 years. “If you are interested in things like organic food and natural beauty products,” she added, “you should realize that you’re actually getting a greater exposure to toxic chemicals in your bed than anywhere else.”