Yes, Fiber glass insulation can cause cancer if you are exposed to it over a long period of time. About 2 years incubation time is hypothesized. This is only when your insulation is completely exposed. Most people cover it with drywall. If you are looking for a cheap way to do it, the best way is to use trash bags. Working with Insulation I have encountered many people looking for a cheap way to insulate without causing problems. But yes, Fiber Glass can cause cancer. It isn't a certain ordeal though. The ratio is about 10:1. For every ten people who are exposed to Fiber glass for a period of two years one will contract cancer.
If you are trying to cover it with trash bags make sure it is air tight. That should protect your ventilation systems enough.
hmmm 10% of people.... Where do you get your information from ? I work in a facility that makes fiberglass and works with it in a daily basis. We are supposed to use N95 masks however most vets don't I know 10 people who have been working there 20 + years and don't have cancer. We have had OSHA in there twice in the past 10 years and to test air quality and they said that it was fine.
Where do you get your information from ? where do you get two years from ?
***the first answer seems to be plucked from the sky. A quick internet search will show you that with hundreds of studies over the last 70 years there is no evidence that it will cause cancer...so where one in ten comes from who knows!? Are they confusing it with Asbestos, that will cause cancer indeed! Fiber glass is classified as a mild irritant to the lungs which is why you should wear a mask if installing it***
Fiber glass insulation should work just fine. Just be sure to use proper protection as it can cause damaged to the body. There are some store that sell this insulation such as home depot
Serpentine used to be used as insulation, but it was discovered to cause lung cancer.
The fiber glass wasn't coated properly when it was manufactured
lack of fibre may cause constipation,pile,apprndicitis and bowel cancer.
Asbestos was a material used for insulation or in industry for many years. It is known to cause mesothelioma, a type of fatal cancer.
Fiber is necessary for good health. Not eating enough will first cause constipation, which is very uncomfortable, and may even contribute to increased chances of colon cancer.
Cancer has a number of different causes. There are carcinogenic viruses, toxins, irritants such as asbestos fiber, and radiation, which includes ultraviolet radiation in sunlight. Sunburn is a cause of malignant melanoma.
The chemicals in tar can cause bladder and kidney cancer. They can cause liver cancer. They can cause stomach cancer.
you die. sorry The fine particles of glass dust are great irritants and can cause respiratory problems and even death when inhaled into the lungs. This is also a problem when handling glass fibers such as building insulation and protective filters need to be worn for protection.
No, Powerade does not cause cancer.
Most commonly, bacteria gets in your digestive system and diarrhea is the body's way of flushing it out. Another cause is fiber. If you've eaten more fiber than usual, it can cause diarrhea. Very rare causes would be colon cancer or a disease such as Crohns, but again, this is rare.
no it cannot cause a cancer