FAQ Series - What do government agencies say about spray foam insulation?
What do various government agencies, like EPA and OSHA, have to say about spray foam insulation?
Government agencies began studying spray foam insulation several years ago because of their general interest in isocyanates, which is the chemical family that includes MDI.
Their view is that personal protective equipment should be worn by applicators of spray foam insulation. They have not expressed concern about the safety of spray foam insulation once it is fully cured. Icynene has worked for several years directly with EPA, OSHA, and the American Chemistry Council to develop industry guidelines and regulations for the safe handling of MDI.