Hi everyone. I'm ridiculously less knowledgeable than all of you here I think. I've only done a few minor projects. I've done a search for this here and elsewhere online and I just can't find enough info.
I have an old wingback chair (probably from the 1960s) that my aunt gave me. It's sort of on loan as she said her daughter wanted it "eventually". I've since moved thousands of miles away, taken chair with me, had some kids. My toddler had an accident on it (oops) and I took off the cover to try to clean it up.
I've discovered a ton of dark orange dust under the seat cushion...it almost looks like saw dust. I have figured out this is due to degredation of some kind, but I can't figure out anymore.
Mostly, I'm panicking a bit because I saw some suggestions online that this dust is dangerous, and I have small kids. Should I get rid of this chair? Is it dangerous? I know I said I'd keep this chair for my cousin, but she'll have to understand if I need to get rid of it. Also, I live in an urban setting--no garage or outside space to shove it in until I can rip it up/reupholster/clean.
Thank you for your insight!