Protect the Health of Your Family by Improving Indoor Air Quality
Studies have found that levels of several organic compounds average 2 to 5 times higher indoors than outdoors. During and for several hours immediately after activities like painting or stripping, levels may be 1000 times greater than background outdoor levels!
VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are chemicals that are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids, some of which have short- and long-term health effects. VOCs are emitted from a wide array of household products, including paints and lacquers, paint strippers, cleaning supplies, building materials, furniture and craft materials. When these products are used, people expose themselves and others to very high pollutant levels, and elevated concentrations can persist in the air long after the activity is completed.
Infants and children are more susceptible to environmental factors. The environment clearly affects the health of children. Children encounter their environment differently than adults. Physically, their neurological, immunological, respiratory, digestive and other physical systems are still developing and can be more easily harmed by exposure to environmental factors. Children eat more, drink more and breathe more than adults in proportion to their body weight, making unclean food, water and air more harmful to them.
Creating and maintaining a healthy and safe nursery or bedroom for a newborn or growing child is easier today than ever before. With a few simple steps you can ensure clean, beautiful spaces for your growing little ones. Not sure where to begin? Consider starting at the surface of the room, with the paint on your walls.
We are pleased to offer our line of no-VOC, non-toxic paints by American Pride, specially formulated to give you high quality performance and coverage, while protecting the health and well-being of the smallest occupants in your home. With American Pride, the off-gassing and odor created by traditional latex paint is eliminated, creating a safe, worry-free environment for infants and children. The formula contains no lead, mercury, formaldehyde, ammonia, silica or other known carcinogens that are toxic to your home. More advantages include superb cleanability, resilience to spatter, premium quality, excellent coverage (approx. 400 sq.ft. per gallon), low odor and absolutely no-VOC’s!
American Pride Paint has been certified green wise by the independent Coatings Research Group, Inc., ensuring that it meets the highest expectations for performance and environmental responsibility. Visit www.greenwisepaint.com for more information.