Sustainable Materials: Paint
Make sure that any paint you use in your home or rental is low VOC (volatile organic compounds) to reduce the impact on your health. VOCs are toxic substances that get off-gassed by many common paints, varnishes, adhesives, and sealants – worsening the air quality in your home. The good news? Low VOC paints and other products are widely available at most paint and hardware stores, so make sure to ask before you buy if you can’t see it on the label.