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ATLANTA, GA, April 19, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Painting Company in Atlanta is aiming to spread the word about Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and options to avoid them. The average Atlanta house paint can contain thousands of chemicals, many of which have been linked to cancer and other health problems. The most harmful of these chemicals are the VOCs.
VOCs are released into the air as the paint is drying, and continue to do so for some time. Often only 50% of these chemicals are released in the first year. Once in the air, the VOCs mix with other airborne substances to form ozone. Ozone is a component of air pollution that is known to cause nausea, headaches, and breathing problems. Some reports have linked VOCs to kidney and liver problems as well. Exterior house painting in Atlanta with these typical paints is much less harmful; interior painting in Atlanta with these chemicals can be 10 times as toxic.
The good news is that paint manufacturers have taken action and now offer low or no-VOC paints. These offerings are available from most paint retailers, and while they do cost more, the expense is generally not prohibitive. The paints containing VOCs have been in use for years, and certainly do not have the bad rap that lead paint carries, but more and more homeowners are going with less toxic options when painting Atlanta homes.
Chris Camp, owner of The Painting Company in Atlanta, says "We are getting more requests for low-VOC paint in Atlanta, especially for nurseries and children's rooms. We think it's important for homeowners to understand their options when it comes time to repaint."
Paint products are one of the biggest contributors to air pollution. Using low or no-VOC paints for house painting in Atlanta will greatly improve indoor air quality. For more information, visit http://www.atlantapaintingcompany.com
About the Painting Company
The Painting Company is an award-winning full service painting company specializing in home improvements for residential homeowners and commercial businesses. A BBB accredited business, The Painting Company offers quality products and courteous, professional service to clients in Atlanta, GA, and the surrounding metro area.
For more information, visit: http://www.atlantapaintingcompany.com
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