Our pillows are made from bamboo infused rebound memory foam with cooling technology to keep even your noggin cool and comfortable. Our foam is made in the U.S.A. and we take pride in saying that it is produced right here in our backyard. Our foam is fully Certipur-US Certified as being low V.O.C., does not use any dangerous fire retardants in the foam, such as PDBE, Bromide and other Halogen and has also been tested and shown to not contain any Formaldehyde, so you can be assured that is both non-toxic and completely safe. With that said, airing out the foam and washing the cover and pillow case should help remove some of the initial smell you might experience and the rest will dissipate over a relatively short period of time once it sits at room temperature and is allowed to air out.