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ARTICLES / DANGERS OF ISOCYANATES

What is No VOC Paint?

10/09/17

While many people are aware of the dangers that lead-based paints present to those living or working inside your residence or building, the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOC) may not be as well-known. While lead-based paints have been banned for decades, only recently has the threat of VOCs gained awareness.

What is VOC Paint?
Paints that are made from polyurethane are oil-based and have volatile organic compounds. This is because oil itself comes from organic materials and VOCs present a danger to those who breathe them. Polyurethane is a common product because it offers many advantages thanks to its inherent strength, resilience, and versatility. It is found in many different products that you find in the home, office, and in many other areas.

While it has been known that VOCs present a danger when the paint is still wet, recent studies have shown that even after the paint dries it gives off dangerous VOC elements into the atmosphere. While the number of VOCs released is relatively small compared to when the paint is still wet, the indoor environment traps them inside so that over time they can present a danger.

How VOCs Affect Your Health
It should be noted that serious reactions to VOCs released over a long period are rare, for the most part the danger is found in those with respiratory issues and allergic reactions. This is because the volatile organic compounds irritate the linings of the breathing passages. Over time, the irritation may become worse and affect those who have asthma or are likely to have allergic reactions such as sneezing or coughing.

You may notice that during the application process those who are applying the paint are wearing special masks and protection so they do not inhale the VOCs that are present. Once the application process is complete, the indoor area is usually dried by fans or blowers which lower the humidity levels and increase evaporation. As the paint dries, the VOCs are locked inside. However, over time small amounts of VOCs are released into the atmosphere. Unlike paint on the outside of a home or building, the VOCs do not disperse, but rather they tend to build up over time.

No VOC Paint Products
Recently, there has been a new line of paint products which greatly reduces the VOCs that are present. While some still use a polyurethane-base, the VOCs have been processed from the paint so that only a small amount remain. This means that the paint is far safer and much less likely to cause any health issues over time.

If you are looking for the best no VOC paint products, check out Hybrid Coating Technologies. We offer the best in paints that do not contain volatile organic chemicals which means better protection for those living or working inside your residence, building, or facility.

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