Professional Painters on the Effects of VOCs on Your Health at Home


VOCs or volatile organic compounds are gasses that emit from solids or liquids that can pose certain risks to people. Unfortunately, VOCs can be found right in your own household since they are often present in products widely sold in the market today. Coincidentally, VOC levels have been found to be up to ten times higher indoors than outdoors, according to a report from the Environmental Protection Agency. Since paints are among the most common sources of VOCs, professional painters in Kitchener and elsewhere warn against their harmful effects.

Health Risks

VOCs are known to cause both short-term and long-term negative effects. For instance, minimal exposure to these compounds can cause irritation to the eyes, nose or throat, headaches or nausea and loss of coordination. Read more from this blog:
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