Traditional latex paints emit chemicals like ethylene glycol and butoxyethanol long after the walls dry.
Try using Milk Paint instead, which lasts just as long as traditional products, but is composed entirely of biodegradable components like milk protein and minerals.
So unless you are building your house from scratch, you need to renovate, which takes money. Also the main reason for the air quality is that houses today are sealed enviorments, so the change over of fresh air is very small, which allows for the toxins to build up.
This article never mentioned the price tag for all the better products, if your going to give out options provide all the info. Just a simple example polyurothane "oil base" very durable but takes 3 days to cure normally 2 coates. "water base" cures in just 2 hours no voc's, needs at least 10 coates to equal 1 coate of oil base.this is not common knowledge.
You can test your home for airborne chemicals and particles by asking your HVAC contractor for an AirAdvice for Homes test. Go to www.airadviceforhomes.com, click on Homeowners in the menu bar, and select Find an IAQ Expert.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.
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