VOCs is the substances mainly contribute to the health concerns in paint nowadays. In the past, lead presented in paint was the main killer concerned especially for paint used for interior painting. Since it was eliminated, now VOCs or volatile organic compounds are the only source of these toxic condition caused by paint.
While VOCs are toxic in paint, depends on the concentration, we can still use them in paint in a safe way.
Natural paints: Made of natural compounds such as Milk paint and limestone.
Zero VOC paints: Level of VOC content that is less than 5g/L.
Low -VOC paints: Level of VOC ranging from less than 200g/L.
Researchers show paint with no or low VOC are safe to use for painting. They are usually called as eco-friendly and low chemical paint.
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