Q. Are There Health Concerns With Spray Foam?
A. Beyond superior energy savings, spray foam insulation creates a safe, non-toxic, and healthy home. And unlike fiberglass insulation, it does not carry a cancer warning label. EcoLogic’s spray foam is completely safe and nontoxic and does not contain any Urea Formaldehyde, CFC’s or HCFC’s. In fact, our open-cell foam has obtained the seal of approval by the Environmental Choice Program of Canada. Further, several of our foam products have obtained the coveted GreenGuard certification for Children & Schools, recognizing its overall health and safety. Spray foam is generally safe to use around environmentally and chemically sensitive individuals. This is important given the increased rate of allergies today. And spray foam will not breakdown and contribute to harmful dust accumulation like other insulation such as fiberglass and cellulose. In addition, because spray foam is a true air barrier, it prevents pollen and spores from entering the home and warm moist air from coming into contact with cold surfaces, eliminating many of the conditions that cause toxic mold and mildew. This is why the ALA’s
(American Lung Association’s) model healthy home uses spray foam.