03 Mar '12, 10pm

How Non-Toxic is Zero-VOC Paint?

How Non-Toxic is Zero-VOC Paint?

Chris Murphy of Smart Little House called in for this one – VOCs (Volelite Organic Compounds) are chemical compounds that vaporize into the air when they dry, so we breathe them in and cause a variety of health and environmental issues. Chris kind of surprised us when he said that not all non-VOC paints or household products are not necessarily toxic free. He points out that similar to the food industry, not all ingredients have to be listed and are not currently regulated. So, while low or zero-VOC products are good, they are only low in the hundreds of toxic chemicals being regulated and the reality is that there are hundreds of thousands of NON-REGULATED toxic chemicals that could be and are sometimes included, but not listed. Oh boy. Lots of homework to be done here!

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