VOCs and SVOCs: What do we know?
So a video published today discusses a topic I’ve been thinking about for a while. I’m going to be building our new house soon and the topic of indoor air quality and VOCs is something I’ve had on my mind but have yet to research fully.
In this new video, Matt Risinger and Corbett Lunsford discuss VOCs and SVOCs:
I’ve been thinking about oil based paints for a while now, and lo-and-behold, the topic comes up in this video where two building experts are discussing their qualities and perhaps suggesting that oil based paints are not as bad as we were led to believe, and that “low VOC” paints might be worse than we think.
I know there’s a TON of expertise and knowledge on this site, and I’m wondering what the experts here have to say? Perhaps you know of studies that contradict popular opinions? I’m looking for the truth about ALL common building materials, not just paints (though paints are a big one).
So what say you? If you were building or renovating your own homes what paints would you use and why? What building materials would you lean towards and which would you banish from the build? Do you have any studies to reference that reinforce your views? Thanks!