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Substances

Polystyrene
9003-53-6

Where is it Commonly Found?

Rigid Insulation
HEALTH EFFECT SUMMARY
Identified by EPA as a possible carcinogen, mutagen, chronic toxin, and environmental toxin. Further, it is produced from benzene, another chemical with both environmental and health concerns

What are its known health effects?

What are its suspected health effects?

Immunotoxicant (HAZMAP)

Respiratory Toxicant (HAZMAP)

Skin or Sense Organ Toxicant (HAZMAP)

Alternative Materials

Use semi-rigid mineral board for exterior wall cavity insulation in exterior metal panels and masonry walls

Does it Correspond With Any Green Building Credits?