You’re expecting a baby! Congratulations! No doubt you’re getting the room ready, prepping the grandparents, and arguing about baby names. As you think about the colors that you want baby’s room to be, and how to provide a safe environment for your new little one, have you thought about how the paint your using could harm them? Here’s why you need to get non toxic paint for crib use, and for everything in your baby’s new room.
Understanding the Problem
Many paints, including that used for painting furniture in the baby’s room, contains Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOCs. High levels of VOCs can cause a lot of problems for people with chemical sensitivities.
A Swedish study on dampness in buildings and its effect upon health found that exposure to PGE (the chemical compound VOCs particularly found in common household paints) doubled the chances that children with allergies would develop allergies to other things over time. The children in the study who lived in home