Is this stuff unhealthy to breathe in?

Reply

  #1  
Old 04-24-12, 08:42 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 375
Is this stuff unhealthy to breathe in?

Well, I don't mean the loose blown-in insulation material you see in attics, though I assume that that stuff can't be good to breathe in. I mean the studs that you see in between walls. You know the insulation material that is bound by paper that you can buy in big packets from places like Home Depot.

I gotta remove all that in-between the wall insulation. Is it a big deal if I am just careful and take it down myself?
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 04-24-12, 08:50 AM
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: WI/MN
Posts: 18,479
Wear a mask, long sleeves and gloves - that stuff is nasty.
 
  #3  
Old 04-24-12, 10:48 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 42,814
A dust mask is all you need..... but like Mitch said long sleeves! the more skin you cover up the better - unless you don't mind being itchy
 
  #4  
Old 04-24-12, 01:29 PM
Member
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 4,940
The itchiness is from the fiberglass making thousands of tiny cuts in your skin. The more you handle it without protection, the worse it will be.
 
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:37 PM.