Air Quality Facts
- We spend 90% of our time indoors.
- 40% of kids will develop respiratory illness.
- 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. Look out for the interests of your clients and everyone who occupies their buildings by improving indoor air quality* with Icynene spray foam insulation.
How Icynene Can Help
Acclaimed remodeler and green building scientist Carl Seville offers the following keys to improved indoor air quality:
Keep out what pollutants you can, including:
- Dust and dirt
- Mold and moisture
- Carbon monoxide
Separate breathing air from pollutants you can’t eliminate by air-sealing walls and ceilings between occupied spaces and:
- Combustion furnaces and water heaters
- Combustion closets
- Chemical storage areas
Use building materials that contribute to moisture management (like Icynene spray foam insulation) to prevent the growth of mold, which releases spores and mycotoxins into the air.
Unlike other insulation types, Icynene spray foam insulation can help you achieve all of these goals at once. That’s because it’s also an air barrier that thoroughly seals the environment. By eliminating air leakage, Icynene spray foam insulation automatically helps prevent the infiltration of pollutants, outdoor allergens and moisture carried in the air. Plus, unlike some other insulation types, Icynene is not a food source for insects or mold, which is a common cause of respiratory irritation.
* Icynene creates an air barrier to reduce outdoor pollutants and allergens from getting inside. Used in conjunction with proper mechanical ventilation Icynene can make indoor air healthier than what you breathe outside.