Asked by: Enaut Longartehome and garden indoor environmental quality
Does Fiberglass Insulation contain formaldehyde?
Similarly one may ask, does insulation have Formaldehyde?
There is a small amount of free formaldehyde present in today's fiber glass insulation products. fiber glass insulation? stated that formaldehyde is present in both indoor and outdoor air at low levels and “that fibrous glass insulation and ceiling tiles will have little impact on in-home formaldehyde levels”.
Beside above, does fiberglass insulation contain Vocs?
A binder is added to the fiberglass to hold all of the fibers together. The most common binder added to fiberglass is phenol-formaldehyde, but alternatives are available to help reduce VOC emissions. All fiberglass insulation that is made in the United States contains at minimum 30% of recycled glass.
Most fiberglass and spray foam products, on the other hands, will produce some off-gassing. Rigid foam insulation contains fire retardants that might be a concern, but foil-faced versions are gas-tight and will off-gas only at panel edges.