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
- The respiratory tract
- The skin
- The digestive system
VOC’s (ethylene, toluene, kylene, acetone, & methylene chloride) can cause…
- Nausea & Eye Irritation/li>
- Dizziness & Fatigue
- Damage to central nervous sys.
- Liver & Kidney damage
- Respiratory Diseases
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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