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?
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?
About what percentage of American homes are insulated using fiberglass?
What is a problem that some fear may result from the use of fiberglass insulation?
cancer due to inhalation of particles
What was the main insulation material in American homes prior to fiberglass?
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?
potentially, but not definitely
Which of these has been suggested as an alternate insulation material, in place of fiberglass?