chemicals used in tanning leather furniture

ilmbgAugust 30, 2008

I want to get a leather sofa- but my pulmonologist said to be careful due to the chemicals used in the tanning process. Formeldehyde and Chromium is used routinely, I know. Not good for any lungs. As most tanning/furniture is made in China/India areas, I am concerned that they will do it as cheaply as possible even if noxious products are used. There is supposed to be a better/newer process, but I cannot Google which brands use this. Other than contacting all the companies, do any of you know which are safe. (and how I can know they are telling the truth).??

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Chinese hides are the hides tanned with the most carcinogenic processes. European hides are far more safe and will not release carcinogens into your skin when you sweat. Check out Hancock & Moore leather or other high end leather companies that use a lot of european hides.

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