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The Ultimate Insulation Dangers Quiz
by Staff
Fiberglass is one of the most popular substances for insulating homes today. You may, however, have heard talk of it being unsafe. What are the facts? Take this quiz to see how much you know about fiberglass insulation.

What color is fiberglass insulation, usually?

  • pink
  • orange
  • blue

In what direction does heat naturally flow?

  • from warm to cool
  • from cool to warm
  • toward an area of high pressure

Beyond added comfort, what is another benefit of insulating your home?

  • lower utility bills
  • better air quality
  • greater resistance to water damage

What is one of the items that is used to make fiberglass?

  • sand
  • polyester
  • asbestos

About what percentage of American homes are insulated using fiberglass?

  • 50 percent
  • 75 percent
  • 90 percent

What is a problem that some fear may result from the use of fiberglass insulation?

  • cancer due to inhalation of particles
  • childhood blindness
  • eczema

What was the main insulation material in American homes prior to fiberglass?

  • asbestos
  • spray foam
  • straw

How does asbestos increase the risk of cancer?

  • by altering the genetic makeup of cells
  • by inhibiting cellular production
  • by decreasing white blood cell production

Is fiberglass a cancer-causing substance?

  • yes
  • no
  • potentially, but not definitely

Which of these has been suggested as an alternate insulation material, in place of fiberglass?

  • corn cobs
  • apple cores
  • potato skins