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Lawsuit Against Four Companies Over Spray Foam

September 20, 2016

A recently unsealed complaint filed by the law firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP claims that four major chemical companies had information that a chemical they manufacture poses significant health risks, but withheld the data from the government.

Litigation Involving Workers Harmed

August 18, 2017

In past issues of the Report we have discussed the dangers associated with workplace exposure to isocyanate chemicals in spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation. Spray application of SPF insulation generates isocyanate vapors and aerosols that can migrate throughout the building if it is not isolated and properly ventilated. Both inhalation and skin exposures can lead to the worker suffering serious health effects.


June 29, 2010

It is difficult to gauge how often spray polyurethane foam leads to the kinds of problems experienced by Keri Rimel and her family. I compiled dozens of reports of families experiencing problems with spray foam, from Robert and Cynthia Gibson in Florida to a report of 40 people in the Netherlands who suffer from chemical sensitization after living in homes with spray foam.

Toxic yet Green?

September 04, 2013

Chemicals in spray polyurethane foam: How can something so toxic be considered green?

Losing Health

September 03, 2013

"As soon as I went into the house, the smell would be overwhelming and my throat would clog up."

EPA Raises Concerns

May 16, 2011

Spray-polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation, growing in popularity, is under scrutiny from EPA. What's a homeowner or builder to do?

Mold & Moisture Issues

September 02, 2011

Spray Foam Jobs With Lingering Odor Problems

Smelly foam is rare, but when the problem occurs, everyone gets a headache

Troubleshooting Spray Foam Insulation

September 01, 2010

A lot can go wrong with a two-part plastic insulation that is essentially manufactured on the job site as it’s being applied. Here’s what to look out for...

Four Pitfall of Using Spray Foam

June 29, 2010

I've seen a number of houses with problems even though they're insulated with spray foam. In order of prevalence, here are the problems I've seen, with explanations following the list...

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