Non Toxic Paint
Use non-toxic paint indoors and out
You may be surprised to learn that indoor air, on average, is filled with up to three times as many pollutants and contaminants as outdoor air. The relatively low quality of indoor air is considered a major health hazard, and toxic paints are a significant contributor. Switching to non-toxic paint is a good place to start if you want to take steps to improve your indoor air quality.
Paints once relied upon chemicals that released toxins known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to perform well; these added chemicals ensured the paint kept its color, texture and consistency for many years. Over time, though, the health risks of VOCs became very apparent; they can cause respiratory difficulties, allergic reactions and immunodeficiencies. Today, you can get both non-toxic interior paint as well as non-toxic exterior paint that has low VOC levels, or no VOCs at all.
Benefits of Using Non-Toxic Point
Low-VOC paint and no-VOC paint have many benefits, both for the health of the inhabitants of the building as well as the environment. The reduction or elimination of VOC toxins is beneficial to everyone, but particularly to people with chemical sensitivities or allergies. VOCs also contribute to ozone depletion and groundwater contamination, so you're doing the environment a favor by eliminating them.
Non-toxic paint is free of the dangerous fumes that conventional interior paints emit. They do not leave lingering odors after they're applied, allowing the building's inhabitants to return to freshly painted areas sooner.
Types of Non-Toxic Paint
In addition to interior and exterior products, non-toxic paint is available in a variety of other types and formulations. Thanks to improvements in paint technologies, non-toxic spray paint is now every bit as long-lasting as conventional products. Like low-VOC interior paint, non-toxic spray paint greatly reduces or eliminates odors and fumes. Non-toxic acrylic paint is also available if you're looking for a fast-drying, hypoallergenic product.
Pairing non-toxic paint with other measures, such as air purifiers, can dramatically improve the quality of the air you breathe. Given that the average person spends about 80 percent of their time indoors, this can have a strong positive impact on your overall health.