What are VOCs and How Can You Avoid Them?

What are VOCs and How Can You Avoid Them?

If you plan on remodeling your home, you will want to make sure you avoid sick building syndrome, which the World Health Organization reported that a third of new and remodeled buildings had back in the mid 80s. One of the main components of sick building syndrome is the exposure of volatile organic compounds (or VOCs).

VOCs are gases that are given off by a number of different things both inside and outside. Outside, VOCs are less of a problem. However, inside they are more concentrated and therefore can be more harmful. VOCs inside the home can be caused by paint, adhesives, cleaners, sealants and more. Symptoms caused by VOCs include allergies, asthmatic symptoms, lymphoma and even leukemia. When you perform large home renovations, you have to make sure that your home is being properly ventilated to allow the fumes to escape. You should also make sure that your home is properly cleaned up after the renovations have been finished.

One way to help eliminate the risk of VOCs when renovating or painting your home is by using Nature’s Cote, which is an eco-friendly ceramic paint. For more information about using eco-friendly ceramic coatings, contact Rhino Shield NY today.

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