VOC

  • 10,000 Reasons

    Typical household paint contains up to 10,000 chemicals! Many of those are proven to be toxic and some even have links to cancer. Many of the most harmful chemicals are called volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. VOCs are unstable, carbon-containing compounds that readily  vaporize into the air.

    Avoid VOCs.
  • Is Your House Making You Sick?

    Home will always be sweet, but it may not always be as safe as you’d expect. Levels of some common toxins—which can measure two to five times higher under your roof than outdoors—could be triggering a host of health problems for your family. Take these simple steps to make your home a truly safe (and healthy) haven.

    By Kristin Kane with additional reporting by Lynn Ginsburg and Nora Simmons
  • Handyman Health Alert

    Before you volunteerfor any more home decorating projects, guys, listen up: Men exposed to chemicals found in paint are two and half times more likely to have poor semen quality, according to new research published in the British medical journal Occupational Environmental Medicine.

    By Meghan Rabbitt