What is the safest insulation for a home?
We are going to finish out the room above our garage and are looking for safe, nontoxic insulation options. What would you recommend?
Dense-packed cellulose. It is natural, recycled, no toxins, fire resistant, and can absorb a small amount of water.
For more information:
Read Kati Curtis's Q&A "I need to replace insulation. I'm chemically sensitive and need product suggestions."
Also, read GreenHomeGuide's backgrounder "Choosing the Best Insulation Delivers Energy Savings" for comparisons of cellulose, fiberglass, foam, etc.