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Healthy Home Paints
- What is healthy home paints?
- What is VOC
What is Healthy Home?
A home is one that’s not just brick and mortar. It’s where memories are made, where families bond and where everyone looks out for each other. A healthy home is where health is a priority. Not just in the food that is served or the cleanliness but in the environment as well. This is where Nerolac’s Healthy Homes paint range comes in. It protects the walls from moisture and mold, stays clean and hygienic and keeps the home safe from irritants.
What is VOC Paint?
VOC paint is a paint which has Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in it. The smell of fresh paint you experience in any house that is recently painted is the result of VOC in paint. These compounds are released at regular intervals into indoor air through an off-gassing process.
You need to understand what is VOC in paint to know the benefits of a paint free from VOCs. All the indoor wall paints release VOCs (volatile organic compounds) as harmful gases.
Some properties of the volatile organic compounds are as follows:
VOCs are known to have high vapor pressure and low water solubility.
The concentration of VOCs are ten times higher indoors.
These compounds can result in short term and long-term health hazards.
The residents in an apartment may inhale these VOCs. This can harm their health in multiple ways. Here are some of the side effects of inhaling harmful VOCs:
Inhaling VOCs may result in nose and throat infection and irritation.
You may also suffer from nausea, headaches and discomfort when exposed to these indoor compounds.
In rare cases, exposure to VOCs may also result in cancer in human beings.
People with sensitive skin may also suffer from allergic skin reaction as a result of VOCs.
Some of these volatile chemicals may also adversely affect the lungs, kidneys as well as central nervous system.
WHICH VOCS ARE FOUND IN PAINT?
A number of volatile organic compounds are seen in paints. Some of the most common VOCs in household paints is formaldehyde.
You may also find other chemicals like acetaldehyde, Xylene, benzene and mercury in household paints.
WHAT IS A SAFE LEVEL OF VOC IN PAINT?
Studies have revealed that low VOC paints may be a healthier choice for modern homes.
If the concentration is 0.3-0.5 mg/m3, it is regarded as safe. As the levels of VOCs in paints increase, it causes more health issues.
WHAT IS A HIGH LEVEL OF VOC IN PAINT?
If the concentration of VOCs is more than 0.5 mg/m3, it is a high-level VOC paint.
HOW LONG DOES VOC LAST IN PAINT? OR HOW LONG DO VOCS LAST AFTER PAINTING?
The greatest number of VOCs are released soon after painting the walls.
However, VOCs continue to be released long after the walls have been painted.
IS IT OK TO SLEEP IN A ROOM WITH PAINT FUMES?
It is unhealthy to sleep in a freshly painted room that releases paint fumes. You must wait at least three days before sleeping in a room that has been painted.
HOW DO I GET RID OF VOCS IN MY HOUSE?
You can take several measures to reduce exposure to VOCs from paints. Here are some suggestions:
You can make sure to ventilate the room so that the VOCs in paint don’t continue to circulate indoors.
A proper circulation of fresh air while using agents that release VOCs can be a great tactic.
Choose modern low VOC or zero VOC paints while repainting your home walls.
WHAT IS THE SAFEST PAINT TO USE? WHICH PAINT HAS LOWEST VOCS?
You can select zero VOC paints by Nerolac for better health of your family and loved ones. Nerolac is the first company in India
to come up with almost zero VOC paints in 2011. Breathe fresh air as you choose the advanced wall paints that are free from emissions.
We painted her room with Nerolac exo clean."
The moment the paint was applied, we knew it was different. It had absolutely no smell! The room just felt cleaner and purer.
Sometimes, it really feels like a camera trick.
Because most individuals spend so much time inside, our homes typically account for a major share of exposures to toxins, irritants, allergy aggravators and gases that can be severely harmful.
There are three main reasons why VOC concerns could prove to be fatal for a baby:
A baby’s lungs are still developing and therefore are more sensitive than an adult’s. In this phase of development, the lung tissue is more easily damaged and unlikely to recover even in adulthood.
The overall size of a baby’s’ lungs make them very susceptible to air quality ills. What would represent a small amount of air pollution for a pair of adult lungs would constitute a huge problem to underdeveloped lungs. Because of their small lung capacity, babies take many more breaths per hour than an adult, so they have greater exposure to air quality problems.
VOCs in high concentrations can lower fertility in both men and women. The dry cleaning solvent perchloroethylene may enter breast milk and can be passed to the infant.
Consequences of exposure to high concentrations of VOCs can include miscarriage, low birth weight, birth defects, developmental disabilities, and a higher risk of cancer in children.
|Latex and Flat- finish Paints||Oil-based and All Other PaintsLatex and Flat- finish Paints|
|Low-VOC Paint||< 250 g/L||< 380 g/L|
|VOC-free Paint||< 5 g/L|
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