All about VOC-free painting

The painting industry has undergone a tremendous transformation over the last decades as consumer demands higher quality and safer colour coating options. Nowadays we can find environment-friendly paint easily and many of the painting service company ,VOC free paint will offer it to the client as a competitive advantage, however, it was not the case in past. At least into the later 90s, people start to pay attention to how the paint they lived with every day will affect the health and therefore, later, the term of VOC free paint has born.

 

What does VOC means?

According to Wikipedia, Volatile Organic compounds (VOC) are numerous, varied, and ubiquitous. They include both human-made and naturally occurring chemical compounds. Most scents or odours are of VOCs. VOCs play an important role in communication between plants, and messages from plants to animals. Some VOCs are dangerous to human health or cause harm to the environment. Anthropogenic  VOCs are regulated by law, especially indoors, where concentrations are the highest. Harmful VOCs typically are not acutely toxic but have compounding long-term health effects. Because the concentrations are usually low and the symptoms slow to develop, research into VOCs and their effects is difficult.

 

Therefore, on the other hand, VOC free paint means the paint is safe to use around the chemically sensitive, asthma sufferers, pregnant women, children, pets and you. It is completely safe due to the absence of toxic volatile organic compound. Melbourne Painting Service is one of the paint company that supply VOC free paint to all of its client.

 

VOC paint is a slow killing.

Most of the toxic chemicals within the VOC paint is released to the environment continuously after the first application. If you’ve ever walked into a recently painted room and felt a little dizzy or your eyes started stinging, that a small indication of how your body is being impacted by the VOCs. Although VOC paint will seldomly bring immediate illness to the human body, its long-term impact on health is much more severe. Research had proven it is contributing to many health conditions including breathing difficulties, headaches, fatigue, blurred vision and even cancer when exposure for an extended time.

 

An article from The World Health Organisation also claims that: They classify painting as a high-risk occupation as repeated exposure to the VOCs in regular paints leads to much higher rates of lung and bladder cancer for painters.

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