Should I Use a Low VOC or Zero VOC Interior Paint?
Are you considering painting your interior? You may come across the term “low VOC” or “No VOC”. Sounds good, right? But what exactly does that mean? What is VOC? “VOC” stands for “volatile organic compound.” According to the EPA, VOCs organic compounds that are emitted as gases from certain solids and liquids. Organic chemicals are widely used as ingredients in household products, including paints and varnished. Furthermore, concentrations of VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors. When VOCs are inhaled, they can contribute to various health issues. These problems most commonly include headaches, nausea, irritation