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  •  There are old ones that work very well (4+ / 0-)
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    Chi, chimene, grollen, last starfighter

    Boric acid is safe, and is extremely effective in cotton and cellulose. It also happens to discourage rodents.  Boric acid is about as toxic as baking soda, but is very effective as a flame retardant - so effective that it is the primary flame retardant in cellulose (aka fluffed paper pulp) insulation.

    We had futons specially made for our children's cribs - organic cotton, treated with boric acid as the flame retardant. Since they weren't a "thing" at the time, they cost less than regular crib mattresses. I feel bad for parents today trying to get the same for their kids.

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