About Low-VOC and Zero-VOC Paints

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About Low-VOC and Zero-VOC Paints Published: August 14, 2012 By: Karin Beuerlein Be the first to comment Tagged in: Green Living Air Quality The words “zero-” or “low-VOC” on a paint can sound great, right? Like any claim, you’ll need to look deeper if you want to minimize your exposure to harmful chemicals. Added to Binder Tweet Print Email This living room was painted exclusively with low-VOC and zero-VOC paints. Image: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, CMHC Choosing an eco-friendly paint can be tough because labels aren’t transparent. “You can’t necessarily judge what’s good or bad by reading a paint can,” says Jennifer Atlee of BuildingGreen, an independent company that reviews green building certifications. Why do the claims come with caveats? There’s no standard list o ...

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Is Your Kid at Risk for Lead Poisoning? New Guidelines Change the Game

By lowering the acceptable levels of lead in blood, The Centers for Disease Control has renewed the assault on environmental lead, often found in paint in older homes. Continue reading

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Is Your Home Like You?

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A simple children’s book message speaks volumes about individuality and the importance of home ownership. Continue reading

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How Do Paint Colors Get Their Names?

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Curious, we talked to a few paint namers to find how paint colors are named. Plus, we wouldn't be doing our job if we didn't also provide painting tips. Continue reading

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