VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
Paints typically make up 80 per cent of a building’s surface, but the tins of pigment, resin, solvent and additives that help form the bare bones of design can have adverse environmental and health effects.
The most harmful chemical found in paints are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): carbon-containing solvents that vaporise into the air readily as paint dries.
These VOCs are emitted or ‘off-gassed’ into living spaces and the atmosphere up to five years after the paint has been applied, causing problems for indoor air quality and leading to health issues such as asthma, headaches, nausea and even cancer.
The rise in energy efficient, well-sealed buildings has compounded these problems, as VOCs are accumulated within buildings with no way of escape.
WHY YOU SHOULD USE OUR NON-TOXIC, VOC FREE PAINTS
Key benefits of using Conscious Paints:
Zero VOC outgassing
Premium grade acrylic paints
Easy to apply, durable and excellent coverage
Anti-bacterial and anti-mould technology
Simply wash up with water
Unhealthy effects of VOCs:
Creates vision problems
Negatively affects the central nervous system
Behavioural & learning difficulties
Kidney function problems