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Why can latex paint cause issues?

Latex allergy is a medical term for a range of allergic reactions to the proteins present in natural rubber latex. The immune system of some individuals produces antibodies that react with these proteins. As many items contain or are made from natural rubber, including some paints, there are several possible routes of exposure that may trigger a reaction.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT ECOS PAINTS?

ECOS Paints contain no natural latex and, unlike traditional paints (even those labeled as “environmentally friendly”) ECOS Paints are non-toxic1 and have no traditional paint (polyurethane) odor, which can cause headaches, nausea, and respiratory issues. Developed twenty five years ago with a unique formulation, our products were originally designed for people with multiple chemical sensitivities, asthma, allergies, and issues with everyday chemicals.

For over two decades, we have provided world class, high quality paints to discerning individuals around the world. Today our customers also include people who are focused on the environment and sustainability; healthcare providers; mothers concerned about their family’s health, and companies seeking to protect the health of their employees, guests and visitors. Our paints are non-latex, zero VOC2. Additionally we do not add toxic solvents such as formaldehyde or toluene to our paints, which can be released in the indoor air. Safer for you, your family and the environment - Learn more here.

1Conforms to ASTMD-4236, specifically concerning oral toxicity, skin irritation and respiratory effects.

2Conforms to CDPH 01350 (VOC emissions test taken at 11, 12, & 14 days for classroom and office use). Learn more about VOCs and our commitment to healthier paints here.

THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

Because you care about the environment, your family and home, ECOS Paints are the only choice for all your renovation needs. Check out all of our paints, coatings, and products here.