Safe in Fire
Wool, due to its high nitrogen content, is naturally flame resistant. There is not enough oxygen in the air to support a flame. Research shows that wool will not support a flame below 1,330 F. In a fire wool has the lowest toxicity of any insulator. Authorities from the London Fire Department have stated that the fire death risk in a predominately wool environment is seven times less that in a synthetic environment,
Additionally Our Natural Wool Insulation 5825 does not contain any human made flame retardants, than cause deaths from intoxication in fires
Wool is hypoallergenic, making it the perfect fiber for a family concerned with allergies. Wool reduces particulate matter in the air because its scales trap airborne dust. It also doesn’t harbor dust mites (like polyester does), which often trigger asthma attacks. Additionally, wool absorbs harmful airborne chemicals, such as formaldehyde, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide.
Moisture and humidity levels are among the main causes of health problems and discomfort in built environments. Wool has an unparalleled ability to absorb and release moisture, making it a great moisture buffer in buildings. Wool can absorb nearly 33% of its own weight in water without feeling wet and has the ability to release this collected moisture into the atmosphere once humidity levels drop below the normal level. This unique feature allows your home to feel cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Noise reduction is key to a comfortable living environment. One cubic foot of wool reduces noise levels by 40 decibels. This is four times more efficient than other forms of insulation, such as Rock Wool.
Wool locks CO2 from the athmosphere
Using materials that actively lock up CO2 greatly benefits climate change mitigation. Wool has the ability to lock up twice its weight in CO2. When wool is used as thermal insulation, it can lower CO2 emissions significantly, helping those households to reduce their carbon footprint. During production wool uses 180% of its own weight of atmospheric carbon, thereby cleaning the air.
Wool is renewable and sustainable. A sheep’s wool fleece is sheared off every 9-12 months, making wool rapidly and readily renewable. Wool products use less energy to manufacture compared with those using manmade fibers, thereby reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Wool is the natural choice, as it is sustainable and renewable. A sheep’s fleece is sheared off every 9-12 months. As long as there is grass in the pastures for sheep to freely graze upon, wool will be available. Wool products use less energy to manufacture, thereby reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. On the other hand, synthetic manmade fibers are non-renewable, requiring oil and the use of refineries.