Potential health risks of cellulose fibre insulation

Potential Health Risks Cellulose of Fibre Insulation

Cellulose is a recycled paper insulation product. These findings on the Potential Health Risks of Cellulose Fibre Insulation are downloaded from the net.

Potential Health Risks of Cellulose fibre insulation

Inhalation Slightly irritating to the upper respiratory system.

  • Persons with respiratory problems should avoid breathing dust.

Eyes Slight irritant.

  • In case of eye contact, flush with water.
  • Ingestion small amounts are not likely to cause harm.
  • Ingestion of large amounts may cause rash, diarrhoea, nausea.

Skin Does not normally irritate the skin.

  • In case of broken skin, wear gloves and wash the dust from the skin with soap and plenty of water. Large amounts absorbed into the bloodstream may cause a rash, skin peeling, diarrhea, nausea, dizziness.


Eyes For dust exposure,

  • Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention if irritation persists.

Skin If the skin is exposed,

  • Wash with soap and large amounts of water. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.

Inhalation If irritation or difficulty in breathing occurs,

  • Remove to fresh air. Seek medical attention if the condition persists.


  • Symptoms may include diarrhoea, nausea, and vomiting. Seek medical attention if the material was ingested and symptoms occur.
  • Note to Physicians Exposure to dust may aggravate symptoms of persons with pre-existing respiratory tract conditions and may cause skin and gastrointestinal symptoms.

Conditions and Materials to Avoid:

  • Reaction with strong reducing agents such as metal hydrides or alkali metals will generate hydrogen gas which could create an explosive hazard. Keep away from strong oxidizers, such as concentrated nitric acid, hydrogen peroxide, and chlorine.


General Exposure Controls No specific controls are needed. Use standards good housekeeping practices and

Engineering controls to minimize nuisance levels.

  • Respiratory Protection If housekeeping and engineering controls do not maintain nuisance levels below regulatory limits or dust concentration is unknown, use a NIOSH-approved mask.
  • Eye Protection Wear ANSI-approved eye protection if the environment is excessively dusty.
  • Hand Protection If the skin is broken or sensitive, use gloves.
  • Other Protective Clothing None
  • Ventilation Normal and adequate ventilation
  • Work/Hygienic Practices Standard hygienic practices
  • Occupational Exposure


  • Contains water-soluble inorganic mineral salts which may damage trees or vegetation exposed to large quantities.
  • Land: Shovel, sweep or vacuum product. Place in a disposal container.
  • Avoid bodies of water. Water: large quantities may cause localized contamination of surrounding waters depending on the quantity spilt. At high concentrations may damage
  • Localized vegetation, fish, and other aquatic life. This product is a non-hazardous waste when spilt or disposed of as defined in the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations (40 CFR 261). Refer to regulatory

Information in Section 15 for additional information regarding EPA and California regulations.

PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE THE VIEWS OF http://www.fiberamerica.us/MSDS_All%20Borate.pdf

FOR the full datasheet download the full pdf.

Also, visit http://law.justia.com/cfr/title16/16-

PRODUCT IDENTIFIER: Cellulose Insulation, All Borate Loose Fill Low Dust

PRODUCT NAME: GREEN SEAL All Borate Loose Fill Low Dust – 26.5 lbs


7072 Snowdrift Road, Allentown, PA 18106, USA

February 2010


Not all people have these sorts of problems. In fact, most insulation products could potentially affect some people more than others. However, if you are affected by the potential health risks of cellulose fibre insulation give us a call we can remove this insulation for you. We have an industrial vacuum machine specifically for removing cellulose insulation.