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.

Views: 206

Tags: Gnashing, Installation?, Insulation, Teeth, from

Comment

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros

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.   

Home Energy Pros

Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy,) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.  Home Energy Pros is sponsored by the Better Buildings Residential Network.

Latest Activity

Kim Tanner posted a discussion

Fantastic innovation

What an awesome example of fantastic innovation!Check out the TrueFlow Capture Box CEE made!…See More
9 minutes ago
Amina Lang posted events
44 minutes ago
John Kaye is now a member of Home Energy Pros
1 hour ago
Alan Gindt replied to Alan Gindt's discussion Minneapolis Blower Door System for sale in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"Hi, Malcolm, Yes, I still have the Minneapolis Blower Door for sale as seen above in picture. If…"
3 hours ago
Malcolm McKelvie replied to Alan Gindt's discussion Minneapolis Blower Door System for sale in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"Hi Alan, is it still for sale?"
6 hours ago
Malcolm McKelvie joined allen p tanner's group
Thumbnail

Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase

Discuss the pros and cons of the equipment you are interested in prior to purchase. Post equipment…See More
6 hours ago
Hannah Finch posted a blog post

Want to Lead a Breakout Session at RaterFest! 2015?

We are adding something new to RaterFest! this year... attendee led breakout sessions on Saturday…See More
16 hours ago
Rod Fox replied to Rod Fox's discussion Does calcification affect electric water heater aquastat temperature sensor performance?
"We're in climate zone 5 (near Santa Fe, NM) where it's dry as a bone. Gonna head to that…"
17 hours ago

© 2015   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service