What You Don't Know About Paint Could Hurt You

Paint-related products are one of the worst environmental offenders, second only to automobiles. Some of the most harmful chemicals found in paint are volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. As paint dries, these harmful VOCs are released into the air at high levels.  When they enter the air, they cause air pollution and a number of health issues including breathing problems, headache, burning, watery eyes, nausea and even cancer. Although VOC levels are highest during and soon after painting, they continue to seep out for  years.

Low-VOC and no-VOC paints are now widely available and sold by most major paint manufacturers. When stores make different colors, the tints they add may be high in VOCs, even if the base paint isn’t.  So when buying paint, look for brands with both a low-VOC base paint and low-VOC colorant!

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Ridgewood Interiors - What You Don't Know About Paint Could Hurt You
Ridgewood Interiors - What You Don't Know About Paint Could Hurt You