This post is in reference to the Kaowool… I have seen this product
in several forms at my place of work, so i knew we should have an
MSDS sheet on it.
So i looked it up: basically kaowool looks much the same as many
other things…a little is not bad, a lot is not good. In the USA
only the state of California
classifies ceramic fibers as a known cause of cancer.
Right on the msds it says and i quote: “There has been no increased
incidence of respitory disease in studies of occupationally exposed
It does say that megadoses caused cancer in rats when exposed to
"particles specifically sized to maximixe rodent respirability"
I’d be safe, wear a cheapie respirator while working with it, then
throw the respirator away.
A bit of exposure to it is probably about as irritating as running
the vacuum cleaner around the house: a little eye and throat
It surely doesn’t warrant the same phobia as asbestos…
oh, by the way… remember those square flooring tiles in the 60’s
- 70’s? Yep, you guessed it: most contain asbestos.
at a glass plant,
where the heat is always on!