Health Issues Caused By Insulation Products

Does anyone know anyone who has had decreased health due to the installation of insulation materials?  I've been emailing back and forth with a man who had Atticat loose fill installed in two exterior walls.  He claims the odor is persisting and has developed teeth gnashing.

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Comment by Timothy DeLuca on November 4, 2011 at 9:36pm
teeth gnashing?.....Meth.
Comment by Sean Lintow Sr on October 11, 2011 at 8:04am

3 quick thoughts:

I have never known fiberglass to smell, but maybe that version does have a speciality binder - I am not sure

Teeth gnashing is generally a stress symptom &/or habit that many don't realize that they do until brought up

The smell though - I am assuming this is an older house, or did they do a comple gut & use the foam caulking? If it's the new foam caulking system, that might be an issue (do they have an ERV or HRV?) As for an older house, once the walls are drilled into & material stars blowing in, a lot of bad items can blow back out, not to mention a failure to deal with water issues before hand - they may have just made it worst.   


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