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Keepin' It Green with Low-VOC Paints

by / Tuesday, 27 December 2011 / Published in Eco-Friendly Practices

There’s a reason we’re called GreenWay Painting. We care about keeping the Earth a healthy, livable planet. That’s why we use green (that is, environmentally friendly) paints. We all share this beautiful blue planet, and we need to treat it well if we want to continue to enjoy it. That means that every individual and organization needs to do its part to keep the planet healthy.

Low-VOC paints are just one of the ways that GreenWay does our best to love the Earth. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are chemicals emitted as gases by many household products, including traditional paints. These compounds contribute to the creation of smog and bad ozone–two things very bad for our environment.

On top of their environmental effect, paints high in VOCs can wreak havoc on your family’s health. The EPA has found that pollution levels from these compounds can be 2 to 5 times higher inside homes than outside. Too much exposure to VOCs can present extreme health risks.

For these reasons, we at GreenWay use low-VOC paints to reduce the impact on both the environment and your family. Added bonus? Those VOCs are also largely responsible for that paint smell that so many people dislike, as well as associated headaches. You can cut all that out by going with GreenWay and low-VOC paint.

 

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