This is the one sector where the chemical hazards for installers are lower than that for residents because their exposure is more limited. However, if installers do not use gloves, they could have repeated exposure to chemicals that can be absorbed dermally, including solvents, fungicides, and flame retardants. For a full list of chemical hazards possible from products in this sector, refer to the Windows, Doors, and Skylights page on this website.
Spray Polyurethane Foam
Hazards: isocyanates: asthma; sensitization; lung damage; other respiratory and breathing problems; eye and skin irritation; cancer.
Source: isocyanates; chlorinated flame retardants.
Recommended Protection: respirator; eye protection; gloves; ventilation.