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Re: GSBN:Rockwool toxic?

back to rockwool, I checked the chemical componetns of this material (on
wikipedia--rockwool--chemical risks).  They confirm it is an amorphous,
stablebasis mineral, wher risk comes from the the dispersion of fibers. the
yellowish aspect is due to an oil (dont know wich) mixed in a very slight
proportion, to avoid , or at least limit, the dispersion of dust and fibers
in the air.
In my humble opinion, the main reason to refuse rockwool, is all the energy
needed to produce it. Wherever natural, vegetal fibers can be used, it is a
saving of petrol, or nukes power.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lorenzo Robles" lorobles55@...
To: "GSBN" GSBN@...
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2007 7:24 PM
Subject: Re: GSBN:Rockwool toxic?

Hello Evgen,
rock wool ( and fiberglass) is not chemically toxic, as fiberglass is just
as neutral as glass. But its mechanical properties, being made of millions
of tiny fibers, have an agressiv effect when inhaled in the lungs.  it is
irritatings to the eyes as well, those who ever fitted rockwool know what
As these mineral wools (glass or rock) are commonly placed under rooofs,
and behind ceilings & walls; the most minute particles fly around people
the house, year after year. And it is suspected to start cancers in the
throat, lungs, etc.
----- Original Message -----
From: "billc" billc_lists@...
To: "GSBN" GSBN@...
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2007 6:22 PM
Subject: GSBN:Rockwool toxic?

At 10:02 PM +0300 1/21/07, Evgen Shirokov wrote:

real amount of health demage and do the same with PVC, rock wool
insulation, stirol

I have not previously heard of rockwool being toxic.  Details please?
You're not talking about fiberglass, are you?

What is stirol?

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