Traditional insulations are associated with all sorts of health problems such as irritation and respiratory issues, but what about Icynene Health Problems?
If you are considering insulating your home with spray foam you will be happy to know that Icynene is a non-toxic compound with the lowest global warming potential of any insulation on the market and although can be misconstrued with other insulations, it doesn’t pose a threat when it comes to health issues.
Insulating our homes is one of the most important factor of designing a house, ensuring adequate ventilation and control of natural heat flow are key contributors towards low energy bills and comfortable living environment.
By addressing Icynene health problems we can see why this form of insulation is the most suitable for old and new builds...
Common Icynene health problems addressed
Will Icynene affect my asthma?
No, in fact Icynene will reduce the danger of you having a respiratory illness. Allergies, asthma and chemical sensitivities can be cause by airborne irritants. Icynene drastically reduces the chance of you coming into contact with these.
It also protects against mould growth, which some people are very sensitive to (especially younger children and the elderly). In 2004 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) discovered there was sufficient evidence to link indoor mould exposure to a number of illnesses including upper respiratory tract symptoms, coughing and wheezing in healthy people and inflammation of asthma.
Icynene combats these health problems with its water permeable structure allowing it to extract and dissipate any moisture found in your property.
Will any health problems arise during installation?
You may wonder this, as our staff will be turning up in full protective gear.
Our safety procedures for installation require that the application area is unoccupied by the family, including pets, during installation and for a period of 24 hours after the foam has set and the odour dissipates. Once the foam has settled they will no detectable VOC’s and is completely safe to be around, even if cut into.
Pests and Rodents.
Rodents are known to have nested in traditional insulation such as fibreglass, and bring with them a whole host of health problems which can cause annoyance for you and your family.
Pests carry disease and also leave faeces in your loft, by insulating your environment you can create a healthy home as it eliminates any potential breeding spots for vermin.
Fibreglass Health Problems
Fibreglass is the predecessor of Icynene insulation, and is renowned for having multiple health problems attached to it.
Fibreglass comes in a roll which looks similar to cotton and looks like it’s safe to touch, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Once fibreglass is disturbed in can cause all types of health problems including irritability to the skin and inflammation of the lungs trigger asthma and bad breathing. When working with fibreglass it is best to wear full PPE to prevent any additional health problems arising.
It isn’t just health problems that Icynene addresses, it’s good for the environment too.
A reduced carbon footprint
- Our spray foam does not contain harmful gases, unlike other polyurethane foams
- Icynene does not contain formaldehyde or toxic substances.
- Icynene H2Foam Lite is very light and never settles.
- Icynene does not absorb moisture unlike traditional insulation.
- Icynene does not degrade with moisture and expands up to 10x its size, ensuring insulation to all areas