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Old 02-14-2012, 04:45 PM   #1
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They put Certain teed Greenguard insulation in the walls yesterday and the vapor or gas has been really irritating to my throat and my eyes have burned-last night pretty bad. It's better today after I left windows open (and heated the outdoors).

I'd used just normal HD pink insulation in the ceiling over the weekend without that problem at all-just the usual little irritation to eyes.

Is it common for the newer insulation to be so irritating? What's in it?

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yep its off gassing of the formaldehyde.

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...and the vapor or gas has been really irritating to my throat and my eyes have burned-last night pretty bad...
Or dust in the air. Did a good cleaning happen after installation?
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I thought the "green guard" would be formaldehyde free. It's even marked "school safe", though it doesn't say formaldehyde free. The subcontractor put it in.

The pink stuff from HD I used over the weekend was marked formaldehyde free.

I did clean it up some today, I couldn't be down there last night it was so bad. I would not recommend this brand. Whatever is in there can't be healthy.
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I thought the "green guard" would be formaldehyde free. It's even marked "school safe", though it doesn't say formaldehyde free. The subcontractor put it in.

The pink stuff from HD I used over the weekend was marked formaldehyde free.

I did clean it up some today, I couldn't be down there last night it was so bad. I would not recommend this brand. Whatever is in there can't be healthy.
Here is the MSDS on it it has 3-9% Formaldehyde in it anything less then 10% can be called Formaldehyde free.
http://www.certainteed.com/resources...ion%20MSDS.pdf
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Probably a combination of the two.

I would air the place out and see what you get.
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Thanks. I'll air it out more tomorrow afternoon when the weather should be nicer.
Nailbags, thanks for the MSDS link. I looked at it briefly, but completely skipped over the formaldehyde since the left column next to that was blank. There's a remarkable difference between the two brands (which I'll mention to the contractor). I also sent the Certain Teed company a note.

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