The Environmental Protection Agency has warned that chemical vapors released from paint and many other household products may have short-and long haul adverse health impacts. According to the EPA, presentation to these gases, known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), may cause eye, nose and throat irritation; headaches and nausea. Studies recommend that long haul introduction may bring about liver, kidney, or central nervous system damage. VOCs can come from thousands of household products, including cleaning supplies, craft materials, stick, and permanent markers.
Nobody is certain what level of greenwise VOCs is safe. For paints, the government has capped VOC levels at 250 grams for each liter for flat completion paints and 380 grams for different completions. A few agencies are setting a lot of settle for what is most convenient option. Considering the potential dangers, it appears to be prudent, especially for those with asthma or allergies or other hazard factors, to downplay presentation whenever conceivable.
VOCs are released during application of paints and for a considerable length of time afterward from the paint on walls and roofs. VOCs have been found inside in concentrations up to multiple times higher than outside. Many individuals, worried about presentation to VOCs, have gone to products with lower VOC levels. Fortunately a great number of low-VOC and zero-VOC paints are available from most leading paint companies. Using these paints diminishes health dangers, yet additionally decreases unpleasant scents and air contamination. Fortunately the expense of these environmentally friendly paints is usually comparable to traditional paints.
One way to check for paints that are low in VOCs is to search for the Green Seal. Green Seal, an independent, science-based environmental certification agency, affirms products which it has tried and seen as eco-friendly. The 2010 Green Seal standards for paint incorporate the requirement that it contains under 50 grams of VOC per liter for flat completes and under 100 grams for groundwork’s and non-flat completes before colorants are added. Colorants are added after VOCs are measured and may add as much as 50 grams for every liter, although usually substantially less. Paints in these ranges are alluded to as Low-VOC. The Green Seal further indicates that the paint does not contain various other toxic chemicals. A few paints, which also may have the Green Seal, contain under 5 grams for each liter and are known as Zero-VOC. Natural paints, a third category, contain no VOCs.