Friday, June 6, 2014

Use Paints and Finishes that Don't Emit Toxins


Most paints and finishes release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) -- a major class of indoor pollutants into the home. These paints and finishes may continue to (off gas) emit toxic gases for months or years, causing irritations and health problems. Low- and zero-VOC paints are now commonly available at paint stores, and certain brands of finishes have been developed that don't off-gas. Be aware that even though the chemicals in these low and no-VOC paints don't off-gas they are still present.

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