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It is advisable to use eco paints and varnishes wherever posible as
this will avoid the ingredients used in conventional paints
are synthesised from the petro-chemical industry. This process not only
uses a lot of energy, but also generates waste products that cannot be
easily reabsorbed back into the eco system and are highly
What should be avoided are VOC's (volatile organic compounds} which are
damaging to the environment and potentially your health as they have
been classified as toxic and carcinogenic. Although there has
been stricter legislation imposed upon their levels since
2010 they are still in use in most conventional paints and varnishes.
They are the chemicals that produce the "new paint" smell and cause
headaches, throat and eye irritation, and feelings of sickness.
In contrast many eco paints tend to use natural solvents such as citrus
oils. Some use Aliphatic hydrocarbons that are still derivatives of the
petro chemical industry and so are still contributing to global
warming, but are VOC free, so better for your health.
For other help regarding your health in the home and work
place please see the feng
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