Low VOC (volatile organic compound) paints have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their environmental and health benefits. At Mountain Burger, we’re committed to using environmentally friendly products which is why we choose low VOC paints for renovations.
VOCs are volatile organic compounds with high vapor pressure and low water solubility. Many are human-made chemicals that are found in numerous products such as paints, glues, and refrigerants and are typically industrial solvents.
One of the main benefits of low VOC paints is that they are environmentally friendly. Traditional paints can release high levels of VOCs into the air, contributing to air pollution and other environmental issues. Low VOC paints, on the other hand, contain fewer of these chemicals, reducing their impact on the environment.
VOCs are emitted as gases and can have a negative impact on the environment and human health. They are a common source of groundwater contamination which can lead to contamination of drinking water.
They are also evaporated in the air which can impact air quality. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found the concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors. VOCs can cause a range of health problems, including eye, nose, and throat irritation, headaches, and dizziness. In some cases, they can even lead to more serious health issues such as asthma, liver damage, and cancer. By choosing low VOC paints, we can reduce the exposure of our customers and staff to these harmful chemicals and create a safer, healthier environment for everyone. Mountain Burger makes employee and customer safety a priority.
Choosing low VOC paints contributes to the health and safety of employees and customers, and reduces contribution to water, soil, and air pollution, making them a more environmentally friendly option. There is a variety of options to choose from so we don’t have to sacrifice style for safety and can continue to create a welcoming environment to enjoy a burger and dine sustainably.