Keeping Our Country’s Children Safe with Low VOC Paint

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Health-focused paints, Protecting hardwood floors, Wall primers

Over the years, studies have been conducted on what scientists refer to as VOC paints, which are composed of volatile organic compounds. These paints are composed of solvents that get released into the air when the paint is drying. CBC Marketplace did a study that found that VOC levels of over 500 ppb could cause problems to those who have chemical sensitivities. Because of this, many people who are picking out paint for their children’s nurseries wonder what type of paint is best so that they can protect the livelihood of your child. Low VOC paint might be the answer to these problems, giving you a trustworthy way to invite that new baby into your home comfortably and safely. Baby safe paint for cribs and walls can leave you feeling better about the safety of your baby in your household.

Why Low VOC Paint is the Best Nursery Paint

VOCs can stay in the air for about up to a year. This means that, if you have had VOC paint in your home, within a year it will have dissipated and can no longer cause you harm such as the radiation that the paint releases and the allergies it can contribute to. You can then choose to go with a low VOC paint option when you next paint again.

Children who are exposed to VOCs in their paint might be at risk for some serious health problems in the future, with some of the most common being asthma, eczema, and rhinitis. Of course, adults also like to avoid any type of paint that can contribute to the allergens that they take in when they are painting their homes or traveling. In fact, 83% of travelers in a study said that they would choose an allergy-friendly room if they had the option to do so. A study was also conducted on children with multiple allergic symptoms to find that being exposed to these serious toxins in paint can double the likelihood of developing allergic sensitivities to other allegrens that they might come into contact with in the future. This is why, if you want what is best for your child, you will think of their future in a way you might have never before – by choosing the best paint for their room to give them the best early start.

Children deserve the very best room quality, to the best air filtering to the brightest colors to keep them happy! But did you ever think about the paint in their room and what they might be exposed to? Remember this the next time you’re choosing paint, and choose low VOC as your only option for your family’s well-being!

Eric Brophy

Eric Brophy

I’m Eric Brophy, a carpenter and homebuilder with 16 years experience doing the job right, the old-fashioned way. What they used to say is true — measure twice, cut once. If you plan out a project from the start, with blueprints, a bill of materials, the whole nine yards, you may seem to be wasting time at the start, but it’s time saved on having to do the job again when it just doesn’t fit. Whether you’re building in the city or off the grid, ground-up or touch-up, I can guarantee you’ll find home improvement tips for your next DIY project at home.
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I’m Eric Brophy, a carpenter and homebuilder with 16 years experience doing the job right, the old-fashioned way. What they used to say is true — measure twice, cut once. If you plan out a project from the start, with blueprints, a bill of materials, the whole nine yards, you may seem to be wasting time at the start, but it’s time saved on having to do the job again when it just doesn’t fit. Whether you’re building in the city or off the grid, ground-up or touch-up, I can guarantee you’ll find home improvement tips for your next DIY project at home.

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