Paint has been on the list of unsafe products for many years for those concerned with the environment and finding eco-friendly products to meet their needs. The last really big deal was lead-based paints, and that is considered such a danger that specialized technicians are summoned to remove it in existing buildings. As bad as lead paint is, the paint VOC problem might be an even bigger one.
Paints have many different odors when you open them based on what the primary ingredients are. We usually separate paints into oil or latex based, but there are many other manmade solvents that can be found in containers of paint. Those who work with paint can identify the type just by pulling the lid off the container and taking a whiff.
VOCs are released from standard paints, no matter what base material they have. Some gases are more dangerous than Read more