Formaldehyde-Free Insulation – the benefits for your health and home

According to the National Cancer Institute, formaldehyde is a colorless, flammable, strong-smelling chemical that is used in building materials and to produce many household products. Formaldehyde also occurs naturally in the environment. It is produced in small amounts by most living organisms as part of normal metabolic processes.1

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Why is Formaldehyde Dangerous?

  • Short term reactions to formaldehyde exposure include watery eyes, burning sensations in the eyes, nose, and throat; coughing; wheezing; nausea; and skin irritation
  • According to the IRIS Toxicological Review of Formaldehyde2, there is now sufficient evidence that formaldehyde causes cancer in humans

Indoor Air Quality

  • Children breathe in and metabolize greater doses of airborne toxins than do adults3
  • Formaldehyde-free insulation ensures safer, healthier indoor air quality for you and your family

Environmentally Friendly

  • By eliminating the usage of formaldehyde, we are decreasing the amount of toxins in our environment
  • Adding insulation will help reduce your heating and cooling bills and keep your family warmer in the winter, and cooler in the summer4


1. Formaldehyde and Cancer Risk
2. IRIS Toxicological Review of Formaldehyde
3. Johns Manville Formaldehyde-free Fiber Glass Insulation
4. Johns Manville