Glasswool can sound a little scary, but it's by far the most commonly used insulation in the residential building market. The products have been relentlessly tested to ensure they are safe for use in your home.
None of the products installed by Clockwork are considered hazerdous.
Glasswool insulation products have been comprehensively researched, and in 2002 the World Health Organisation concluded that after more than 30 years research, including studies on over 60,000 insulation workers, there is no long term serious risk to health from exposure to insulation fibres.
To further ensure product safety, CSR Bradford changed the formulation of glasswool insulation in 2001 to now use what are known as “bio-soluble fibres”. Insulation fibres are now less bio-persistent than the dust we breathe in every day walking down the street and are not considered to pose any risk to health. You can identify bio-soluble fibres by the FBS-1 logo on our packs. For more information please go to the Insulation Council Australia & New Zealand website www.icanz.org.au
The reason why glasswool insulation is so popular is not just because of their excellent thermal and acoustic properties, but because they are durable, performing for the lifetime of the building, and non-combustible. This is because they are made from inert, inorganic mineral fibres. But this also produces a fibre that is so strong that it can result in mild irritation to the skin during installation. This irritation is mechanical in nature only. There is no evidence of any resulting long term skin irritation once the loose fibres are washed off the skin. Glasswool and rockwool do not cause dermatitis or any other skin conditions.
Once installed and left undisturbed there is no fibre release from the products and in fact both products have been assessed by the National Asthma Council's 'Sensitive Choice' product advisory panel and found to be low allergen products suitable for asthma and allergy sufferers.