Mineral Wool Health Concerns are Growing

Concerns have been growing about the health risks of mineral wool (also known as Man-made Vitreous Fibres (MMVF)). A report was published last year that summarised these concerns in terms of health risks to homeowners and those working to install, remove or dispose of mineral wool as an insulation material from homes. Protests in the US and France over new mineral wool plants drew attention to even more risks, this time associated with the health hazards for those living near to mineral wool factories. What is this material and what are the risks?