Your comment on gloves and respirator is extremely important. Fibers in typical batt'' insulation are glass which will imbed in your hands and permanently lodge in lungs. Cellulose insulation may be a better choice although it doesn''t have the same fibrous quality.
Cellulose Insulation would be a fantastic way to make house building greener in the future! Just by advertising how much recycled material is used in this insulation, I'm sure consumers would jump on using it in their next big home renovation project! This could be added to a list of energy saving tips for the home, because it not only saves energy by insulating the home, but it reduces waste that uses up energy! The construction industry should make this a standard product ASAP!
CIMA Admin says:
Cellulose insulation offers superior insulating values to fiberglass batts and as good or better than blown-in fiberglass...without the issues related to glass fibers as you note. See our website for side-by-side comparisons of insulation products for more details http://cellulose.org/HomeOwners/KeyPerformanceFeaturesTable.php