FAQs / Health & Safety
Are there any health concerns around fiberglass insulation?
Fiberglass insulation products have benefited from over 80 years of scientific research aimed at investigating the possible human health concerns of glass fiber products. This includes epidemiological studies, worker health studies, research with laboratory animals, exposure studies, and fiber biosolubility studies. Fiberglass insulation has been found to be absolutely safe to manufacture, install, and use when recommended work practices are followed to reduce mild mechanical irritation.

For more information on safe work practices and handling instructions, see the Safety Data Sheets for Knauf Insulation products.
Do I need to wear protective clothing, masks, or gloves to install fiberglass?
Installing fiberglass insulation can cause temporary, mechanical skin irritation. Products made with Knauf Insulation’s patented ECOSE technology with bio-based binder are known to greatly reduce that irritation. However, protective clothing, masks, and gloves are always recommended when handling glass fibers.

Learn more about ECOSE technology.
Is fiberglass insulation safe?
Fiberglass insulation is not considered dangerous. Other than minor mechanical irritation caused by handling the material, fiberglass is safe to manufacture, install, and use when recommended work practices are followed.

For more information on safe work practices and handling instructions, see Knauf Insulation product Safety Data Sheets or package labels.
What is bio solubility and bio persistent?
Bio solubility is the term used to describe material, like fiberglass insulation, that can be quickly dissolved by bodily fluids and cleared from the lungs. Bio persistent materials are considered to remain in the lungs for a longer period of time.

See Knauf Insulation's of bio soluble fiberglass insulation like batts, rolls, and HVAC products.