Consider low and non-VOC paints for your home.
VOC stands for volatile organic compounds. These are chemicals that appear in both natural and manmade materials, and they pose a threat to our respiratory and central nervous systems.
According to the U.S. EPA, indoor VOC levels are typically 2 to 5 times higher than concentrations found outside homes, and paint is one of the main sources of VOCs.
Fortunately, the green building movement has motivated paint manufacturers to develop products with little to no VOCs. These new products cost similar or less than their existing high-VOC counterparts and perform just as well.
Next time you need painting done around the house, opt for a low or non-VOC product to improve indoor air quality, reduce harmful exposure to chemicals, and help protect the environment.
Great product options include: