VOCs or Volatile Organic Compounds are in a lot of household products. These VOCs affect more than just “sensitive” people. It can cause even healthy folks to have symptoms and health issues like:
Eye, nose, and throat irritation; headaches, loss of coordination, nausea; damage to liver, kidney, and central nervous system. Some organics can cause cancer in animals; some are suspected or known to cause cancer in humans. Key signs or symptoms associated with exposure to VOCs include conjunctival irritation, nose and throat discomfort, headache, allergic skin reaction, dyspnea, declines in serum cholinesterase levels, nausea, emesis, epistaxis, fatigue, dizziness.
Most are familiar with the formaldehyde found in new carpets and the VOCs in paint and household chemicals, but did you know that the insulation inside your walls have VOCs? The culprit: formaldehyde in standard Fiberglas insulation.
Your home needs insulation in the walls and ceilings to keep the hot air out in the summer and keep the warm air inside in the winter. Proper insulation saves energy and also helps with soundproofing.
Low VOC Insulation
No VOCs foam insulation is an option, but for the do-it-youselfer, installing standard Fiberglas insulation may be a more cost-saving option.
You’ll get superior energy efficiency for the life of your home, and our insulation promotes better indoor air quality and a healthier indoor environment for your family because we’ve removed the formaldehyde. ~Johns Mansville