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What are the different types of Styrofoam?

Asked by Gary Stephens on September 13, 2021

Categories: Home and garden Indoor environmental quality


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Three major types of polystyrene include polystyrene foam, regular polystyrene plastic, and polystyrene film. Amongst the different types of foam are expanded polystyrene (EPS) and extruded polystyrene (XPS).

Is blue foam toxic? Pink/Blue foam is actually EXTRUDED Polystyrene. This is a closed-cell extruded form of polystyrene that is commonly known by the tradename of “Styrofoam”. WARNING – styrofoam and all other extruded polystyrene sheets are capable of giving off toxic fumes when heated.

What is the healthiest insulation? Insulation is a mystery to most folks…

  • Fiberglass is probably the most familiar type of insulation when it comes to your home, available in both a batting and shredded/blown form.
  • Another commonly used insulation, spray foam, is at the bottom of our list as a healthy option.

How long does foam board last? The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors states that spray foam insulation, wrap tape and housewrap insulation can last for more than 80 years. At the same time, cellulose, loose-fill, foamboard, loose fill and rock wool insulation can last up to 100 years.

What kind of cancer does Styrofoam cause? Polystyrene is made up of multiple units of styrene. Styrene is believed to be a carcinogen (cancer causing) by the Department of Health and Human Services and the International Agency for Research on Cancer.