According to the EPA, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are gases emitted from certain solids or liquids. The concentrations of these chemicals are consistently higher -- up to 10 times higher -- indoors than outdoors primarily due to their presence in common household products. Since some cause adverse health effects, the best way to ensure your family is protected is to do your best to remove their sources from your home.
If you're about to paint your home, have you chosen your paint yet? If not, make an effort to choose non toxic paint. Read on to find out why all of the best low VOC paint options are better to use for your home than traditional toxic paints.
Now that spring has arrived, it's the perfect time to spruce up your home -- and maybe do a bit of redecorating. There's no better way to freshen up a room than with a new coat of paint; it's a highly affordable and effective way to make a tired space look cheery and bright. But before you get started, you might want to learn how to avoid some of the most common painting pitfalls.
It’s time to get into the habit of building a healthy environment for yourself. Here are common hazards found in a home and 15 tips to create a healthier home.
Now that spring is officially here and the weather is warming up, many of us are looking forward to spending quiet mornings drinking our coffee outside or ending the day with some good conversation while enjoying a cool breeze. Of course, the best place to do these activities is your home's porch. But if your porch is looking lackluster, you might not be so inclined to spend a lot of time there. That's why now is the best time to think about painting a porch; that way, you'll be able to enjoy this outdoor space for several months to come.
In today's post, we'll take a closer look at a condition called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, learn how to recognize the symptoms, and the steps you can take to eliminate these harmful chemicals from your home, office, and life in general.
Green homes are trending—and for good reason. If you’re looking to build, renovate, or update your home, here are 10 design tips for an eco-friendly home.