Stupidly I wore a short sleeve shirt and the fiberglass insulation caused
some skin irritation on my arms. Any remedies for this?
Time will push all of them out....I would suggest short sleeve shirts
and cold water periodically....you might have some luck with tweezers
or maybe even using some tape...... (nothing too sticky...don't want
to rip all your arm hair off !)
Maybe some of the blue painting tape..the kind that comes off easy,
put it on your arms and pull it off, you might be able to get some of
the fibers out that way......good luck !
On the same note as the tape, I wonder if a cosmetic peel-off
facial masque would help (?).
> Stupidly I wore a short sleeve shirt and the fiberglass insulation caused
> some skin irritation on my arms. Any remedies for this?
This is an excellent indication of the potential harm fiberglass can do. Right
now, there is some growing concern that fiberglass insulation can *possibly*
contribute to lung cancer. That's why there's a warning label on all fiberglass
insulation packages now. I just wonder how long it will be before fiberglass
goes the way of asbestos.
There is a group whose website I've seen called the Fiberglass Information
Network. It's not a great site, but you can see it at
http://www.sustainableenterprises.com/fin/ -- pretty scary. I'm not affilliated
with the group at all, but am a concerned consumer, especially since I spent 2
weeks putting fiberglass in the second floor of my house last year, and didn't
wear a mask for the first few days.
WE International, Inc.
to email me, drop the NOSPAM
Time and lots of showers. Wash the clothes you wore SEPARATELY FROM
OTHER CLOTHES several times before wearing again. Unless you really
react badly to such things you'll live.
(Some people prefer to work fiberglass in short sleeves since then the
glass isn't trapped in the sleeves where it can REALLY do a number on