Toxic materials are an increasing concern throughout the building industry, and a coalition of design professionals, contractors, scientists, fire safety experts, and public interest groups are advocating for better options. We need to set a precedent that harmful chemicals should not be used, especially when they provide no benefit. An important proposal to update the 2018 International Residential Code would allow foam plastic insulation without hazardous flame retardants to be safely used below grade. This proposal will be considered at Committee Action Hearings in April 2016, and the proponents are collecting company logos to demonstrate support for this work towards safer insulation materials.
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