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Added on Aug 10, 2016 by Melissa Coffin

Paints by Type Hazard Spectrum  Hazard Spectrum

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Added on Apr 12, 2018 in General

It’s Not Just About VOCs: Select APE-free Paint, Too  News

Earlier this year, the Healthy Building Network (HBN) recommended specifying NPE-free paints in addition to low- or very low paints to help protect human health and the environment. HBN is expanding this recommendation to include the broader category of chemical compounds known as APEs, which encompass NPEs. Expanding the recommendation to include APEs will help avoid regrettable substitutions. If you have been concerned about Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in your paint [1], you should be equally concerned about alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs), including nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs). Read on to find out why and see a list of products without APEs.

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Added on Dec 5, 2016 in General

A Brush With Research: A HomeFree Member Searches for Healthy Paint  News

Guest blogger Sunshine Mathon (Foundation Communities in Austin, TX) writes about his recent experience selecting a paint for a recent project.

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Added on Aug 10, 2016 in General

A Primer on Interior Paint  News

Interior paints can cover enormous amounts of a building’s surface area in a building. Walls and ceilings, as well as moldings and casings can all be painted surfaces. Selecting a palette of paint products that have the fewest hazards possible for a given project can therefore have a magnified impact on occupants.

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Added on Aug 10, 2016 by Melissa Coffin

Common Product: Acrylic Paint

“Acrylic” is a broad term that describes several polymers, and acrylic paint formulations vary from 100% acrylic, to a mixture of acrylic and PVC or styrene polymers. This CP describes a white, low-VOC acrylic paint, with a medium sheen (approximately Eggshell), that could be used for coating interior or exterior surfaces. The catalog of paint products reviewed for this CP was taken from the South Coast Air Quality Management District, which makes product recommendations with an eye toward preserving outdoor air quality. This CP does not include any tinting compounds that would be added to the paint before its application.

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