M2 Products - the Foam Board Factory
M2 Products - the Foam Board Factory
M2 Products - the Foam Board Factory

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What are the health risks?

Hydrogen cyanide is an inflammable gas, highly dangerous for the human organism even in very small quantities.

The Inéris France (National Institute for Industrial Environment and Risks) carried out in 2005 a study on the toxic levels of hydrocyanide acid. The lethal level for a human being corresponds to the inhalation of 431 milligrammes de hydrogen cyanide in 1 minute ! That represents the combustion de 18 grammes of polyurethane foam in 1 m3 of air !

Carbon monoxide gas is also a toxic substance for the human organism. Its presence can be observed with the use of heating apparatus (wood, fuel). Without diminishing the dangerous aspect of this gas, it is always preferable to use materials which generate less CO emissions in the case of an accidental fire.