“I don’t know what to tell you”
April 15, 2021
Research is an interesting activity. It can lead you in many directions: down ‘rabbit holes’, off on tangents, and present a universe of ideas you never thought existed. It can confirm assumptions, challenge beliefs, or destroy both altogether. But most importantly, research can create connections and further knowledge and understanding. It can help solve even
Things you need to know about VOCs in paint
July 18, 2020
Nothing looks better than freshly painted walls in your home. It immediately brightens up any space and can make old walls feel new again. But while a new coat of paint can be refreshing it can also unleash harmful chemicals into your home with far-reaching negative effects to your health and wellbeing – if the
What is “No VOC” paint?
June 6, 2020
The increased attention on environmental hazards and the possible harmful effects of household items (like wall paint) may have you worried, and with good reason too. It’s uncomfortable knowing that the walls in your house could be putting you at risk for exposure to harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs.) Are there No VOC paints? Can
Are VOCs in paint dangerous?
May 17, 2020
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are all around us, in the items and products we use every day and many directly impact our health & wellbeing in the home. Volatile organic compounds are characterized by their ability to evaporate at room temperature and “off-gas”. Paint manufacturers use solvents containing VOCs as drying agents. As the paint
To paint or not to paint? Yes to Painting!
April 11, 2020
Painting is safe and easy. But it does have some risks There is no easier and cost-effective way to update or change the look of the interior of you home than to start painting a wall or two or more. It’s relatively fast, can often be done in one day, is inexpensive, and requires few
What are Volatile Organic Compounds?
March 5, 2020
According to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), VOCs are any compound of carbon, excluding carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid, metallic carbides or carbonates and ammonium carbonate, which participates in atmospheric photochemical reactions. You have probably heard about volatile organic compounds, or VOCs as they are often called, and wondered what they are and how