Have you been thinking about “going green” but aren’t sure where to start? Next time you want to paint a room in your home consider a low or no VOC paint. It’s an easy place to start, and an easy way to start eliminating offgassing chemicals from your home.
VOCs are Volitile Oragnic Compounds emited as gases and include a variety of chemicals which can have short term and long term health effects such as respiratory, skin, and eye irritation; headaches; nausea; muscle weakness; and more serious ailments and diseases, according to the EPA
To get you started, here’s a list of companies that are now carrying low or no VOC paints (clicking titles will open link in new window or tab)
Take a look at eartheasy for a more in depth look and other brands!