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Allergy and Asthma Sufferers: Tips for Picking Safe Paints

Posted By: Tony Published: 03/27/2019 Times Read: 1399 Comments 0

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3 Ways Paint can Negatively Affect Your Family's Health

Posted By: Tony Published: 03/08/2019 Times Read: 634 Comments 0

Ready to start that paint job? Before you do, here are four great reasons why you need to know the ingredients of the paint you’re using.

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Hazards at Home: The Most Common Sources of VOCs

Posted By: Tony Published: 03/07/2019 Times Read: 672 Comments 0

In today's post, we'll answer a few main questions: "What exactly are VOCs? Why should I avoid VOCs? And where are these dangers lurking in my home?"

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4 Tips To Improve Your Apartment's Air Quality

Posted By: Tony Published: 03/07/2019 Times Read: 693 Comments 0

The air quality in your home and your health can easily suffer when you don't use eco-friendly paints, cleaning products, and air fresheners.

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Starting a DIY Project? Consider These Odorless Paint Benefits

Posted By: Tony Published: 02/22/2019 Times Read: 818 Comments 0

In a 2017 interior design trends survey, more than a third of respondents said they would choose a neutral color palette if redecorating their home. But in addition to choosing the colors for your painting project, you'll also have to choose the right type of paint. Odorless paints have countless benefits over traditional paints, and many of them are unknown to even savvy DIY homeowners. Here are just a few benefits of odorless paints that everyone should know about before purchasing paints for their next project.

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How to Analyze the Label On a Can of Paint

Posted By: Tony Published: 02/12/2019 Times Read: 1918 Comments 0

Investing in low VOC paints can prevent some dangerous cognitive side effects. In a recent study, participants spent six full work days in an environmentally-controlled office space at the TIEQ lab at the Syracuse Center of Excellence. In this space, VOC levels were reduced to approximately 50 micrograms per cubic meter and 40 cubic feet per minute of outdoor air per person. They found that, on average, cognitive scores were 101% higher than in conventional workspaces. But whatever type of paint you buy, it's important to know how to read the label properly. Here are just a few important points to check on a paint can's label before using it.

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Polyurethane Wood Floor Vapor and Fume Prevention: What Homeowners Should Know

Posted By: Tony Published: 12/21/2018 Times Read: 728 Comments 0

As we've discussed in past blog posts, polyurethane fumes can have negative health effects on people and pets of all ages. In fact, studies have shown that levels of several volatile organic compounds average two to five times higher indoors than outdoors, and when inhaled they can contribute to several health problems. And while many homeowners assume that avoiding polyurethane fumes is as easy as buying low VOC paints, it's also important to keep flooring materials in mind. Here's what homeowners need to know about preventing polyurethane fumes and vapors from wood floor applications.

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Top Tips to Help Minimize VOC Exposure In Your Home

Posted By: Tony Published: 12/18/2018 Times Read: 1081 Comments 0

Here's how you can minimize daily VOC exposure in your own home.

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What Is A VOC? Avoidable Air Quality Dangers In Your Home

Posted By: ECOS Published: 10/24/2018 Times Read: 1787 Comments 0

What Is A VOC? Avoidable Air Quality Dangers In Your Home

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Polyurethane Fume Exposure And Your Health: What You Need To Know

Posted By: ECOS Published: 04/10/2018 Times Read: 81243 Comments 3

Here's what you need to know about polyurethane fumes and how they relate to your health.

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