People with allergies, asthma and certain chemical sensitivities have often found that, in buildings with spray foam, irritants caused by natural airborne irritants are reduced.
Pollutants and airborne allergens can penetrate even the smallest gaps in other forms of insulation. Airborne moisture can also infiltrate traditional insulation, sometimes leading to mold, which releases spores and potentially toxic substances called mycotoxins. Thanks to the superior air seal created by Icynene spray foam, dangers of inhaling these toxins and irritants are greatly reduced.
For all these reasons, spray foam is highly recommended for spaces occupied by people with allergies, asthma and other particular respiratory issues. In fact, Icynene spray foam was used to improve indoor air quality as part of the American Lung Association’s “Health House” program.
Air Quality Facts:
- We spend 90% of our time indoors.
- 15% of homeowners are allergic to their homes.
- 40% of kids will develop respiratory illness.
- More than 20 million people in the U.S. suffer from asthma.
- Medical costs for serious illnesses caused by poor indoor air quality total more than $1 billion per year.
- Lost productivity from those illnesses costs between $4.7 billion and $5.4 billion.
Indoor air quality (IAQ) affects every one of us, especially those with respiratory health issues like asthma and allergies. Protect your well-being by improving your indoor air quality with Icynene spray foam insulation.
Spray foam insulation and air barrier creates a thoroughly sealed environment. By eliminating air leakage, spray foam insulation automatically helps prevent the infiltration of the pollutants, outdoor allergens and moisture carried in the air. Plus, unlike some other insulation types, Icynene spray foam insulation is not a food source for mold or insects, which are common causes of respiratory irritation.