I'm looking to purchase a sofa, but have been bombarded with all kinds of internet info about the toxicity of certain materials used to make sofas. For example, polyurathane foam is labeled as toxic--is this true? Is something like a blend of cotton/polyester and polyurethane toxic?

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    $\begingroup$ I suppose being a couch potato is bad for you... $\endgroup$ – Jon Custer May 25 '16 at 0:06
  • $\begingroup$ I wouldn't want to eat polyurethane foam, even less the ingredients it is made from. But that doesn't make sitting on it toxic. $\endgroup$ – matt_black Mar 21 '17 at 9:58
  • $\begingroup$ @Jon Custer Truly. $\endgroup$ – Pritt Balagopal Apr 20 '17 at 6:00

The polyurethane would have to be absorbed through your pores when you're in contact with the sofa. That's not going to happen easily? Theres a few tangent articles about the safety of these so called "cheap" sofas and mattress on livestrong and other websites. I'd say it's not a concern. Sofa on bro.

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    $\begingroup$ Polyurethane is a polymer, how do you suppose absorbing such a huge molecule would work? $\endgroup$ – caconyrn Jun 24 '16 at 20:50
  • $\begingroup$ @caconyrn thats his whole point. It doesnt get absorbed. $\endgroup$ – Pritt Balagopal Apr 20 '17 at 12:53

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