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Industrial hygiene characterization of urea formaldehyde and polyurethane foam insulation

Andrew A Alcarese

Industrial hygiene characterization of urea formaldehyde and polyurethane foam insulation

by Andrew A Alcarese

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies in Cincinnati, Ohio .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Insulating materials industry -- Health aspects -- United States,
  • Insulating materials industry -- United States -- Safety measures

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAndrew A. Alcarese, Robert P. Reisdorf
    SeriesNIOSH technical report
    ContributionsReisdorf, Robert P, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, Enviro Control, inc
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 130 p. ;
    Number of Pages130
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13606523M

    Generally, formaldehyde levels will drop off rapidly at first and eventually level off at very low levels. Monitoring of 40 new houses by Oak Ridge National Laboratory found that, after five years, nearly all houses, including those insulated with urea-formaldehyde (UF) foam insulation, had formaldehyde levels below ppm. During the last 40 years, several analytical techniques have been developed/adapted to characterize urea-formaldehyde (UF) resins. However, a great part of the research about this kind of wood adhesives has been performed by industrial producers and, thus, the main part of the existing knowledge is retained within those companies.

      ENVIRONMENTAL RESEA () Review of the Health Effects of Urea-Formaldehyde Foam Insulation KRISTAN A. L'ABBE AND JOHN R. HOEY' Department of Community Health, Montreal General Hospital, and Department of Epidemiology and Health, McGill University, Pine Avenue West, Montreal, Quebec H3G IB3, Canada Received March 6, .   and polyurethane foam. Unlike urea formaldehyde, polyurethane foam is fully cured Toxicity occurs only during manufacture and curing. there have been no reports to our knowledge of toxicity in occupants of polyurethane-insulated homes. However, toxicity caused by .

    Major industrial polymers - Major industrial polymers - Phenol formaldehyde: Many people date the beginning of the modern plastics industry to , when Leo Hendrik Baekeland, a Belgian-born American chemist, applied for a patent on a phenol-formaldehyde thermoset that eventually became known by the trademarked name Bakelite. Also known as phenolic resins, phenol-formaldehyde . health/Industrial hygiene. Her areas of expertise include occupational and environmental health Malzahn D. Spray polyurethane foam insulation litigation support. Michigan Defense Trial Counsel e-letter 2. Building materials include spray polyurethane foam insulation, urea formaldehyde.


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Industrial hygiene characterization of urea formaldehyde and polyurethane foam insulation by Andrew A Alcarese Download PDF EPUB FB2

Title: Industrial hygiene characterization of urea formaldehyde and polyurethane foam insulation. Author: Alcarese-AA, Jr Subject: As part of a study of the foam insulation industry, industrial hygiene surveys were conducted at eight urea-formaldehyde and polyurethane (PU) thermal insulation manufacturing and application facilities, involving personal and area monitoring to determi ne.

Get this from a library. Industrial hygiene characterization of urea formaldehyde and polyurethane foam insulation. [Andrew A Alcarese; Robert P Reisdorf; National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies.; Enviro Control, inc.].

DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number As part of a study of the foam insulation industry, industrial hygiene surveys were conducted at eight urea-formaldehyde and polyurethane (PU) thermal insulation manufacturing and application facilities, involving personal and area monitoring to determine exposure levels to chemical and physical agents.

Industrial hygiene characterization of urea formaldehyde and polyurethane foam insulation. Cincinnati, Ohio: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies.

As part of a study of the foam insulation industry, industrial hygiene surveys were conducted at eight urea-formaldehyde and polyurethane (PU) thermal insulation manufacturing and application facilities, involving personal and area monitoring to determine exposure levels to.

Urea formaldehyde foam insulation is injected as a mixture of urea formaldehyde resin, an acidic foaming agent, and a propellant, such as air. It was commonly used in existing houses by injecting the foam into areas, such as behind walls, where it was impractical to provide conventional insulation.

Urea formaldehyde foam insulation is inexpensive and efficient. However, unlike polyurethane foam, urea formaldehyde foam is not fully cured before installation and consequently it can release formaldehyde into insulated homes. Where adverse symptoms were reported the atmospheric concentration of this toxicant ranged from less than to 7 p.p.m.

Urea formaldehyde foam is a relatively inexpensive, easily installed, and efficient insulation. Toxicity from this insulation is related to release of free formaldehyde into the home. HEALTH EFFECTS OF UREA FORMALDEHYDE FOAM INSULATION: EVIDENCE OF CAUSATION [PDF] CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journalno.

7 (): Abstract: Studies of health effects of urea formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI) were critically reviewed by means of accepted rules for evidence of causation. Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI) is a type of insulation that was widely used in the 's for insulating and retrofitting industrial, commercial and older residential buildings.

UFFI is a low density foam that has the appearance and consistency of shaving cream, and becomes stiff and self supporting when it dries or cures (hardens). Industrial hygiene surveys were conducted at eight facilities manufacturing and applying urea-formaldehyde () and polyurethane () thermal insulation foam.

Concentrations of formaldehyde () ranged from less than to parts per million (ppm) in. Urea-formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI) dates to the s and made a synthetic insulation with R-values near per inch.

UFFI is a foam, like shaving cream, that is easily injected or pumped into walls. It is made by using a pump set and hose with a mixing gun to.

Preparation, characterization and thermal analysis of urea-formaldehyde foam Weijing Yuan,† Decai Li,† Yunwen Shen, Yang Jiang, Yanhua Zhang, * Jiyou Gu* and Haiyan Tan Urea formaldehyde foam (UFF) possesses outstanding properties offire resistance, low smoke emission, lowtoxicity, andexcellent insulation.

Melamine was chemically introduced into a urea–formaldehyde system via co-condensation reactions during curing and foaming process, and a novel elastic urea–melamine–formaldehyde (UMF) foam with improved thermal stability, insulation property, and flame retardancy was fabricated.

It was found that with a decrease of the mass ratio of urea formaldehyde resin and melamine formaldehyde. Urea formaldehyde resin was developed in the s (Dinwoodie, ) and is widely used in the composites percent of the world’s particleboard is produced using UF resin (Dinwoodie, ).The advantages of UF resins were listed by Pizzi (a,b) as follows.

The undoped polyvinyl-formaldehyde foam was prepared as follows: about 10 mL of formaldehyde and g of Triton X were added to 60 g of 10wt% hot PVA solution with vigorous stirring for 10 min.

A 30 mL of H 2 SO 4 (50 wt%) was poured into the above solution with vigorous stirring at room temperature. Upon heating at 55 °C with pH aturea and formaldehyde started to polymerize once the reaction was initiated, and finally, urea and formaldehyde formed a solid plastic shell over the linseed oil droplets suspended in the aqueous phase.

Download: Download high-res image (KB) Download: Download full-size image; Fig. The scheme of. @article{osti_, title = {Urea formaldehyde foam: a dangerous insulation}, author = {Keough, C}, abstractNote = {Insulating a home with urea formaldehyde foam can lead to severe health problems due to poisoning from formaldehyde gas.

Respiratory problems, allergies, memory loss, and mental problems can result from exposure to foam insulation fumes. Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI) is a type of insulation that was widely used in the ’s for insulating and retrofitting industrial, commercial and older residential buildings.

UFFI is a low-density foam that has the appearance and consistency of shaving cream, and becomes stiff and self supporting when it dries or cures (hardens). An industrial hygiene study of urea formaldehyde foam insulation manufacturing at Rapco Foam, Inc.

Authors Anonymous Source Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWSJun. Formaldehyde is used in many engineering and industrial applications.

While it is most widely used as adhesives, formaldehyde is also used in the production of polyurethane foams which are widely used in freezers and refrigerators worldwide.

The use of formaldehyde resins in a number of industries practically increased the demand for formaldehyde resins from all over the globe. L'Abbé KA, Hoey JR.

Review of the health effects of urea-formaldehyde foam insulation. Environ Res. Oct; 35 (1)– [Google Scholar] Harris JC, Rumack BH, Aldrich FD. Toxicology of urea formaldehyde and polyurethane foam insulation.

JAMA. Jan 16; (3)– [Google Scholar] Health hazards of formaldehyde. Lancet. Current Intelligence Bulletin 34 (Formaldehyde: Evidence of Carcinogenicity [April, ]) NIOSH Technical Report, Industrial Hygiene Characterization for Urea Formaldehyde and Polyurethane Foam Insulation [April, ]), NIOSH Publication Note: This document is not available in electronic format on our website.