Ever wondered what breathing immaculate air would be like? What effect would that have to me if I could?
I suppose taking a hike into the mountains and getting away from urban & residential pollution would be a solution. What if I could tell you, that you could have a great deal of control over your indoor air quality.
Breathing in clean air is vital, and sadly it is something that is taken for granted. We spend 80% of our time in our homes (a bit more now with isolation!) So being aware of what your indoor air quality is like; must be important.
So, what releases undesirable off gases?
Well aside from the odd, or frequent wind we excrete to the disgust of our better half or your family members! Your painted areas are one of them, as well as furniture, cleaning agents, carpets even, mildew, mould, bacteria and dust mites’ effect indoor air quality.
So, what effect can this have on me being exposed to such pollutants?
Research has suggested what the long-term effects are. With some health effects only showing up either years after exposure has occurred or only after long or repeated periods of exposure.
These effects, which include some respiratory diseases, heart disease and cancer, can be severely debilitating or fatal. It is reasonable to try to improve the indoor air quality in your home even if symptoms are not noticeable.
Take for example Asbestos, that was unknown for such a long time and then slowly the effects it was having on people’s lungs was astronomical. Now, no longer prevalent in the building industry.
What about lead, that used to be in paint. But over time and after research of the effects it was having to people and the environment, they discontinued it in paint. Just because it’s not effecting you now doesn’t mean it will not effect you in the long run.
In regards to conventional paints, they give off harmful fumes from volatile organic compounds —acetone, xylene, toluene, benzene, etc. — these are commonly found in our homes and linked to some fairly serious health issues, especially with regards to respiration, cognitive function, and development.
VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) are present in all conventional paint, and even the paints with low VOS’s. I suggest, would it not be better to have none?
Volatile organic compounds are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals as explained above, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors.
Formaldehyde is also a prominent leacher of toxin in your home, and this is prominent in plywood and MDF. As well as a host of other products and materials.
So here comes the good news! We can decorate your home with chemical free paint and oil products that will not only improve your air quality but look great at the same time! “Gee wiz! when do you start?!”
With the paints we use they will encapsulate the current painted surfaces in your home, completely reducing the impacts of bad air quality in your home.
So, for when I worked with conventional paints for 12 years I know very well the impacts it had on my health, I would frequently get headaches and feelings of fatigue was a normality.
The transition to using natural products improved my well-being exponentially. I no longer have the feelings and effects of toxic paint in my life. Neither do my colleagues when they made the change! Proof is in the pudding.
So why not improve your indoor air quality with some great quality natural paint, clean your house of dust and air out as much as possible, buy some indoor pot plants that have been proven to improve your air quality such as Peace lily’s, Areca Palm, Elephant Ear Philodendron, Rubber plant, Spider plant and Snake plant to name a few.
So there you have it, something can be done about breathing some good quality air in your home, Pure Eco Painting would love nothing more to improve your air quality and help you experience and live in the healthy home you deserve.