Skip Navigation

Household Products Database banner

Quick search


Advanced Search triangular bullet

Browse by category
Auto Products
Inside the Home
Pesticides
Landscape/Yard
Personal Care
Home Maintenance
Arts & Crafts
Pet Care
Home Office
Commercial / Institutional

Browse A to Z
Products Names
Types of Products
Manufacturers
Ingredients

Support pages
About the Database
FAQ
Product Recalls
Help
Glossary
Contact Us
More Resources

 

 

Home Products Manufacturers Ingredients Health Effects
Product Information
Product Name: Knauf Insulation Board
Form: board
Product Category: Home maintenance » building » Insulation
Home maintenance » fiberglass » Insulation
Customer Service: 800-825-4434
Date Entered: 2006-04-20
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Knauf Insulation
Address: One Knauf Drive
City: Shelbyville
State: IN
Zip Code: 46176
Telephone Number: 317-398-4434
Fax Number: 317-398-3675
Toll Free Number: 800-825-4434
Date Info Verified: 2014-05-06
Related Items: Products by this manufacturer
The following information (Health Effects, Handling/Disposal, and Ingredients) is taken from the product label and/or the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) prepared by the manufacturer. The National Library of Medicine does not test products nor does it evaluate information from the product label or the MSDS. (What is an MSDS?) (Complete MSDS for this product)
Health Effects
Enter text or highlight term...
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
Primary Routes of Entry: Via respirable fibers to the lungs and respiratory system and airborne fibers to the skin and eyes.

Primary Target Organs: Lungs, respiratory system, skin and eyes.

Potential Health Effects:
Acute: Mechanical irritation of the skin, eyes and upper respiratory system.
Skin Contact: There are confirmed reports of contact dermatitis.
Eye Contact: A mechanical irritant which can cause moderate to severe eye irritation.
Ingestion: Non-hazardous when ingested. Potentially a mild Irritant to the GI tract if excessive quantity is ingested.

Medical Conditions Aggravated by Exposure: Pre-existing chronic upper respiratory and lung diseases such as, but not limited to, bronchitis, emphysema and asthma. Skin disease such as dermatitis
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
Results from the most recent cohort and nested case-control epidemiological studies of U.S. workers exposed to glass wool have not provided evidence of an association between exposure to fibers and risk for respiratory cancer or mesothelioma.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
The 2002 Monograph issued by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) removed fiber glass wool from its
First Aid: From MSDS
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. Drink water to clear throat and blow nose to evacuate dust. If coughing and irritation develop, call a physician.
Eye Contact: Flush with large amounts of water until irritation subsides, as least 15 minutes. See a physician if irritation persists.
Skin Contact: Normal good personal hygiene practices. Wash with mild soap and warm water after each exposure.
Ingestion: Emergency procedures not normally required. May be a temporary irritant to the GI system.
Health Rating: 1
Flammability Rating: 0
Reactivity Rating: 0
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; 
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 2004-01-23
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
Store in dry area. Keep area clean. Vacuum clean dust. Use a dust suppressant if sweeping is necessary.
Disposal: From MSDS
This product is not regulated under RCRA Hazardous Waste Regulations. May be disposed in landfill. If unsure, contact the local office of the USEPA, your local public health department or the local landfill regulators.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Formaldehyde000050-00-0<0.1
Urea, polymer with formaldehyde and phenol025104-55-63.0-17.0
Fiberousglass065997-17-383-97
(Complete MSDS for this product)
HHS.GOV Household Products Database Home Page National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine Specialized Information Services National Library of Medicine