How could just being in a perfectly normal building make people sick? The condition has been termed “sick building symptom” (SBS). This white paper looks to identify sick building syndrome and ways to prevent it from happening in your home.
Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are chemicals found in paint, building supplies, furniture, cleaning supplies and many other products; these chemicals have an atmospheric photochemical reaction that pollute the ozone layer. With exceptionally low VOC levels, ROMAs mineral-based breathable paints, plasters...
What does asthma have to do with the paint on your walls? The chemicals and allergens commonly found in building materials contribute to all kinds of illnesses, especially asthma. Most household paints have chemicals that aggravate asthma, and some could...
The results of a new study carried out by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health indicate that people who work in buildings with typical indoor air quality are not realizing their full cognitive potential compared to those who work in buildings with improved indoor air quality.
It’s hard to imagine a remodeling project with more positive attributes than interior painting. What could be better than a project that just can’t help but be an improvement, is relatively inexpensive, can be done by almost anyone, and even improves air quality?
If you’ve ever rented out or sold a property (or gone on a job interview, met your date’s parents, etc. etc.) you know first impressions count. That’s one of those old sayings that live on as absolutes.
Indoor air quality, specifically the health risks associated with pollutants we’re exposed to in our homes, is a quality of life issue. Two common ways to improve air quality are air filtration and air ionization.
Real estate professionals will tell you freshening up a home for resale is a good idea. They’ll give you good advice on de-cluttering, removing personal photos and generally making it easier for prospective buyers to imagine themselves being happy in their new home.
Odors often alert us to indoor air quality conditions ranging from mildly unpleasant to dangerous. Unfortunately, not every problem announces itself with strong odors, and people become accustomed to conditions they’re exposed to regularly.