Poor indoor air quality is linked to Sick Building Syndrome, a combination of ailments with more than 50 seemingly separate and unrelated symptoms, including:
- Dizziness and nausea
- Symptoms related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Personality changes
Avoiding sickness like this — as explained by The Today Show — may be as simple as choosing the right paint for your home.
Most “standard” paints come loaded with chemicals called VOCs — volatile organic compounds. The naturally-occuring chemicals are added to the paint to help it spread better and last longer. Unfortunately, these same chemicals are damaging to soil and groundwater, react with sunlight to form dangerous ozone, and contribute to global warming.
There is a safer choice.
Non-VOC household paints are widely available for about the same cost as their toxic cousins. They’re eco-friendly and, because recent advances in the manufacturing technology, the paint quality is outstanding.