Does Fibreglass Insulation Contain Asbestos?
It is extremely rare to find asbestos related material within fibreglass insulation. This is especially true in modern fibreglass material where the answer would be definitely not. You will not find asbestos in any batt-form of fibreglass insulation. This wool-type material is a glass fibre product, so it doesn’t normally contain asbestos. This is an artificial, man-made product whereas asbestos is a natural product found in rocks. Tiny fibres released from the man-made wool may irritate your skin and eyes, but it is not the same as asbestos. There are some cases where mineral wool, asbestos and resins may have been mixed together for a specific industrial insulating purpose; but this is extremely unlikely in a residential property. However, with this in mind, it is still important to know how to identify asbestos in fibreglass insulation.