FAQ Series - Concerned about exposure to chemicals from Icynene spray foam?
Should I be worried about potential exposure to any chemicals from Icynene spray foam insulation?
No, because testing shows that potential exposures are negligible within 24 hours after spraying is complete. Icynene spray foam insulation has been extensively tested for off-gassing/chemical exposure over our long history. Third party laboratories have tested for the presence of a broad range of chemicals and found that exposure levels are well within established guidelines and standards well within the 24-hour period immediately following the spraying of the foam.
As specific examples, the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories in California and the University of Saskatchewan in Canada have repeatedly confirmed that the levels of any Volatile Organic Compounds emitted during the spray process are well below generally-accepted emission levels within the 24-hour period after spraying. These laboratories also confirmed that after 30 days, VOC emissions become so low that they are nearly undetectable with even sophisticated and sensitive laboratory equipment.
In view of its long and extensive testing history, you can be confident in the safety of Icynene spray foam insulation.
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