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Measuring Flame Retardant Emissions from Spray Polyurethane Foam in a Home



Dustin Poppendieck, Angelica Connor


The use of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation in the United States is increasing. The primary flame retardant used in SPF, Tris (1-chloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TCPP), has been detected in micro-chamber emission experiments investigating SPF. However, due to the use of TCPP in furniture, SPF has not previously been positively identified as a source of indoor TCPP concentrations. This research measured airborne TCPP concentrations in a furniture-free residential test faculty that contained 15 m2 of exposed, two-year-old, open cell SPF.
Proceedings Title
Healthy Buildings 2015 Conference Proceeding
Conference Dates
July 19-22, 2015
Conference Location
Boulder, CO, US
Conference Title
Healthy Buildings 2015 Conference


Spray polyurethane foam, emissions, TCPP


Poppendieck, D. and Connor, A. (2016), Measuring Flame Retardant Emissions from Spray Polyurethane Foam in a Home, Healthy Buildings 2015 Conference Proceeding, Boulder, CO, US, [online], (Accessed June 17, 2024)


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Created April 19, 2016, Updated April 4, 2022