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Rebecca Reynolds

Eco Residential Painting: Facts


Paints Humble Beginnings:
Painting began using natural pigments created by plants and earth matter, safe, effective, and long lasting.

TECHNOLOGY RUN AMUCK

As time and technology progressed painting became a very toxic array of chemicals loaded with VOC or Volatile Organic Compounds, emissions from chemicals that have short and long term health effects.


According to the EPA, traditional paints & stains produce about 9% of the Volatile Organic Compound emissions from consumer & commercial products. Making them the 2nd largest source of VOC emissions after automobiles!

SOLVENT PAINTS ENTER THE BODY BY 3 PATHS

  1. The respiratory tract
  2. The skin
  3. The digestive system

HEALTH CONCERNS

VOC’s (ethylene, toluene, kylene, acetone, & methylene chloride) can cause…

  1. Nausea & Eye Irritation/li>
  2. Dizziness & Fatigue
  3. Damage to central nervous sys.
  4. Liver & Kidney damage
  5. Respiratory Diseases
  6. Cancer

ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS

Many VOC fumes entering the atmosphere are green house gases that can create ozone in the lower atmosphere. Lower atmosphere ozone can damage vegetation & those dependant on nature!!


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