Category: Porch paint

3 Ways VOCs Negatively Effect Your Health

People wanting to transform the look of their homes often purchase paint to accomplish this goal. Before you begin painting, it’s important to watch for volatile organic compounds or VOCs. Fortunately, most VOCs dissipate after about a year. If you’re beginning a new painting project, it’s wise to ensure you’re choosing no or low VOC paint. It’s understandable to wonder why you should avoid VOCs at all costs. In this post, you’ll learn how VOCs are harmful to your health.

  • Extremely Severe Allergies

    A recent report by CBC Marketplace found that VOC levels over 500 ppb could cause difficulties for those with sensitivities to chemicals. If you’re experiencing symptoms synonymous with allergies, it could be because of volatile organic compounds. Fortunately, picking out paint without any VOCs should help ensure you won’t have to deal with allergies while you’re in your home.
  • Frequent Headaches Ranging in Severity

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