Paint with high levels of VOC has proven to have harmful effects on people, so it is important that when choosing a paint, you choose one with low or no VOC.
What is VOC?
VOC stands for volatile organic compounds. They are chemicals that release a gas from certain materials and liquids. You’ve probably been around VOC and haven’t known it. It’s what causes that “new car smell.” This gas is emitted from many products, including paint. As paint dries, the chemical is released into the air, causing air pollution inside of your home. Other products also emit VOCs including adhesives, cleaning supplies, and some home furnishings. These chemicals hang around your home, sometimes for years, polluting the air and causing health problems.
Harmful Effects of VOCs
Breathing in VOC chemicals can cause many harmful effects. Some of the short-term effects include:
- Eye, nose, & throat irritation
- Allergic skin reactions
- Worsened asthma symptoms
There are also some long-term effects such as an increased risk of:
- Liver damage
- Kidney damage
- Central nervous system damage
These harmful effects are especially dangerous for pregnant women as it can reduce the IQ of developing fetuses.
Sound Finish Uses Only Low VOC Paint
When painting, it is important to select a paint that has low levels of VOC. Sound Finish cares about your health and the environment, so that’s why they only use paints with low levels of VOC. Choosing Sound Finish to repaint your kitchen cabinets is your first step in reducing VOCs in your home. Sound Finish uses low VOC paint on your kitchen cabinets so you can stay safe from these harmful effects.
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