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July 9, 2018
Are Concrete Painted Floors Worth the Investment?

June 20, 2018
Dangers of VOC Paint - Are They Real?

June 11, 2018
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June 7, 2018
What is the Best Paint for Concrete Floors?

May 29, 2018
How to Find the Best Garage Floor Coating

May 21, 2018
Is Polyurethane Toxic or Hazzardous To My Health?

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Are You In Danger from Polyurethane Foam Toxic Substances?

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Low VOC Concrete Sealer

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Low VOC Floor Paint

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Why Industrial Floor Paint is Important for Your Business

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How Commercial Floor Coating Lowers Expenditures in Your Business

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Floor Paints for Concrete - What Really Works?

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Polyurethane Foam Toxic?

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What is VOC Free Paint?

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Non Toxic Flooring Options

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Nov. 30, 2016
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Nov. 11, 2016
Concrete Floor Coatings - Why Use Them?

Oct. 25, 2016
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Oct. 19, 2016
Benefits of Exterior Concrete Floor Paint

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Sept. 21, 2016
Warning of Potential Hazards of Polyurethane

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Dangers of Isocyanates

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Dec 11, 2013
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July 9, 2013
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May 29, 2013
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Industrial Coatings - Is All Polyurethane Toxic?

ARTICLES / DANGERS OF ISOCYANATES

Dangers of VOC Paint - Are They Real?

6/20/18
For those who are considering adding a new coat of paint indoors, perhaps on the walls or floors of your business or residence, there is something you should know about VOC paint. While most people are aware of the dangers from paints and other products that use polyurethane, they also believe that once the paint dries the danger passes which is simply not true.

What is VOC Paint?

Standing for Volatile Organic Compounds, VOCs are the dangerous elements found in polyurethane, a petroleum-based product. Polyurethane is one of the most versatile substances ever made. It can be found in numerous products because it provides additional strength and flexibility while mixing well with paints, foam cushions, and many other items.

For many years, the dangers of VOCs in paints and epoxies were well-known, which is why protective masks are worn during application. This is because when the paint is wet there are a considerable number of VOCs released into the atmosphere. However, the area is usually ventilated which clears away the VOCs, leaving the air safe.

What was not well known until recently was that even when pain fully dries, VOCs are still being released. While the amounts are small, the VOCs can build up over time and present a health risk to those who live or work inside. This is because the VOCs are released into the indoor air, float around in the room, and have no way to escape.

There isn’t proper ventilation as can be found outdoors, which disperses the VOCs, so they are relatively harmless. The indoor environment, especially during the cold, winter months when the windows stay shut, can trap VOCs in place where they may cause harm.

Effects of VOCs

Exposure to VOCs are known to cause respiratory issues, especially for those who have conditions such as asthma. However, VOCs can affect the health of anyone if the exposure takes place over a long time. It also may not be easily diagnosed since the symptoms associated with VOC exposure may be mistaken for other conditions, such as allergies, the flu, or coming from sources such as bacteria or germs.

Depending on how much is inhaled over time, the effects to a persons health are noticeable and in rare cases, serious. This is why it’s important to ensure that the paint you use in your home, office, or facility has little to no VOCs present.

How to Avoid VOCs in Paint Products

You can start by using a low or non-VOC paint product like Green Polyurethane from Hybrid Coating Technologies. There are very few companies, which produce excellent paints that use low to now VOC polyurethane, which makes it far safer for an indoor environment.  For a detailed description and free no obligation quote visit us HERE

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