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).??

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
artielange

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.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2008 at 4:04PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Slats or Boxspring?
Like the title says: Slats or Boxspring to support...
pbx2
Split Mahogany Furniture
In 2003, I purchased solid mahogany furniture (made...
nszzya
Rowe Furniture: Good or Bad?
I've been reading lots of comments on this site (both...
country459
Leathercraft recliner, electric vs manual?
Any opinions, or recommendations? Thanks
greandog
Leather Furniture Expo
I'm considering purchasing a sofa by Elite Leather,...
Jen44012
Sponsored Products
Laguna Armchair
$479.99 | Dot & Bo
White Tufted Leather Venona Queen Platform Bed
Zuri Furniture
Gervin Leather Ottoman - Brighton Ciment Gray
Joybird Furniture
VIG Furniture - C579A - Contemporary Platform Bed with Lights -...
Great Furniture Deal
Safavieh Hand-woven Reversible Brown Braided Rug (5' x 8' Oval)
Overstock.com
Delano Chair by Gus Modern
$760.75 | Lumens
Tulip Style Chair-Black - Cashmere Wool
IFN Modern
Andalusia Outdoor Side Table, Patio Furniture
FRONTGATE
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™