When you paint a
wall or other surface, the paint takes a few hours to dry. As the
paint dries, and for many years afterwards, it releases gases from its
These harmful gases
emitted by the paint as it dries are called VOCs.
Among the VOCs we
can name: benzene, toluene, naphthalene, and formaldehyde. Their
function is to improve the paintís capacity to spread, and to act as biocides
However, in rooms
without proper ventilation, these gases can harm human lungs and other
organs over time.
For example, the
exposure to formaldehyde can cause eye watering and burning sensations
in eyes, nose, and throat. It can also produce chest tightness and
panting, and has been classified by EPA as a possible carcinogen.
Today, the highest
quality paints dry while releasing very low amounts of VOCs, ensuring peopleís
safety and comfort.
The Green Choice
mission is to provide professional commercial painting services and industrial
flooring solutions in the most environmentally responsible fashion at a
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