Question by  debbiealgieri (1)

If a seal is broken on the double pane window, are there any health hazards related to not fixing it?

I just wondered if there are hazardous vapors that escape, that sort of thing.


Answer by  Chrissie (266)

Generally there is just ordinary air between the two panes of a double pane window. Sometimes there will be a small amount of outgassing from plastics used in the frame, which will be concentrated in the airspace, but this is no more dangerous than the outgassing in a new car.


Answer by  eyeguy (3760)

Double pane windows are not always filled with vapor or gas. The older the window the less likely it is filled with nitrogen or a like substance. the double pane windows which are filled with gas tend to be very expensive and installed by special order in high dollar homes. Even if broken the gas dissipates instantly and is harmless.


Answer by  Mollichella (445)

If there were hazardous vapors outside or inside the window than yes but unless you live on some sort of power plant you should be fine.


Answer by  craftheart (392)

It is very unlikely that a health hazard would be a worry if your seal is broken. However, your window won't be as energy efficient while it is broken.

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