What is the safest insulation for a home?


What is the safest insulation for a home?

Asked by Tabitha

We are going to finish out the room above our garage and are looking for safe, nontoxic insulation options. What would you recommend?

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Danny Kelly's picture

Dense-packed cellulose. It is natural, recycled, no toxins, fire resistant, and can absorb a small amount of water.

For more information:

Read Kati Curtis's Q&A "I need to replace insulation. I'm chemically sensitive and need product suggestions."

Also, read GreenHomeGuide's backgrounder "Choosing the Best Insulation Delivers Energy Savings"for comparisons of cellulose, fiberglass, foam, etc.