My husband and I bought a latex foam mattress topper. We put in on our bed for the first time yesterday. We put it in a zipper vinyl mattress protector which we aired out for a week and the odour is still there.
New latex pillows may smell a bit like rubber -- which may be a bit of a surprise if you've never used this type of pillow before. Rather than just trying to cope with it as your face rests so close to the source of the odor, there are a few things you can do to hasten the exit of this not-so-dreamy aroma. It make take a little time or even a couple days to completely air out, but in the end, the wait is worth it.
So your memory foam smells bad. My condolences. It was initially developed to improve airplane cushions.
Even the worst of disasters can usually be spot cleaned with common household ingredients. Water is not harmful to natural latex, but strong solvents are not recommended. If you must opt for commercial cleaners, be sure to test them on a small area first.
Latex is a substance derived from the sap of rubber tree plants. It can be processed using two different methods: the Dunlop method, which results in denser, layered latex; and the Talalay method, which results in fluffier, more homogeneous latex. Latex also sleeps cooler than most foams.
If you have a problem with an item you have bought, your contract of sale is with the retailer, the person who you paid your money to. So, your first port of call should always be the retailer. Initially we would ask you to contact the retailer where you purchased the product and explain the situation to them.
Latex pillows often have a rubber-like smell that comes from the plastic packaging they're wrapped in. Even though it has an unpleasant, albeit temporary, scent, natural latex is marketed as a hypoallergenic product. Shredded and solid latex pillows may require different treatments to eliminate odor. You may be able remove odor from a machine-washable shredded-latex pillow by simply laundering it as directed on the care and laundering tag, which might suggest a cool water setting and hanging it to dry.
Have you ever opened up a new memory foam product and noticed a funky chemical smell coming from it? If so, chances are that your mattress is made with synthetic foams that contain petroleum based chemicals and fire-retarding agents. These chemicals contain fumes that can cause some allergic reactions to those with chemical sensitivities.
I decided it was time to try out one of these interesting pillows to see what all the hype was about. It will not collapse under the weight of your head like softer pillow filling like down or memory foam. No cohesive evidence exists to suggest that latex pillows are better at preventing allergic reactions.