Friday, June 25, 2010

Low and no VOC paint manufacturers

More on low/no VOC paints. Check out the following manufacturers that this blogger has used. Benjamin Moore: Eco Spec and Aura lines of paint – both are low VOC options. Benjamin Moore Natura - no VOC paint, Cabot LOW VOC Stains, Vermont Natural Coating manufacturers of great low VOC floor coatings/sealers and Safecoat. Look at the web-site for more paint options and other great green stuff!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Low VOC paints - get on it!!

Low VOC paint. Do you know about it? What is it? Why do YOU need to use it? VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compounds . On the web-site they write: “According to the Environmental Protection Agency, paints, stains, and other architectural coatings produce about 9 percent of the volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from consumer and commercial products, making them the second-largest source of VOC emissions after automobiles.” Check out the link below for some great and easy-to-read facts about this topic - If you plan to paint your house, office or ANY space in-side or out, you owe it to the environment and the air you breathe to go LOW (or NO) VOC. Get on it!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

BPA in water bottles

Old news? Maybe. But this fact is worth constant re-stating/reminding. Many manufactueres of water bottles used materials containing BPA. Two of the larger companies that used BPA in their products were Nalgene and Sigg. According to the web-sites of both companies, they have stopped using BPA, but many of us may still have the versions of these bottles that contain BPA in our homes. Do your homework. My advice, go with BPA free stainless bottles (such as Klean Kanteen - or the new BPA free Sigg bottles or, for my comfort level, I go with good old food safe glass (Life Factory Water Bottles – ).