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How to Reduce Outgassing of VOCs in Your Home

By: Danny Lipford

As homes include more and more manmade materials, the quality of the air inside has dropped dramatically. The main source of indoor air pollution is the outgassing of potentially hazardous VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), which can be found in everything from glues and paints to solvents and sealers.

Low and no VOC products—including paints, adhesives, particle board—are now available that contain little or none of these harmful gases. Watch this video to find out more.


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  • Tom Avery Says:
    November 17th, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Hello Danny, enjoy and learn so much by listening to your show. We recently decided to have our kitchen cabinets freshened up with new paint. We researched paints with regards to being durable but more importantly, the issue of Vic’s and odor since we have a galley kitchen with little ventilation. When the painter came by to assess the job, he assured us that by using PPG Break Through 0 Voc low odor paint, it would dry fast and hard with little to know odor. It took him 3 days to complete the job and each day was worse than the previous day regarding the smell. I sealed off the kitchen and attached laundry room from the rest of the house, put reversed fans in two windows in a small dining room attached to the kitchen which run 24/7 since. The kitchen is unusable. I’ve put plates of charcoal and bowls of vinegar in each box and I just read onions sliced in half with sliced side up may help so will try that as well. With all this said, my question, is their any way to seal this paint with a sealer to brush over this paint to stop this terrible paint smell so that we can resume using our kitchen. Thank you for your time and I we look forward to your response.



  • Maridel Scallan Says:
    August 4th, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Many people are oblivious to this aspect of healthy living.



  • Eric Says:
    November 27th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    We have a new tv(panasonic viera). It smells very toxic. Reminds me of the smell of a house that has just burned down. How can these corporations get away with this crap?!! The products used to manufacture these should be illegal. I don’t want cancer to accompany my television habits.



  • Oliver Says:
    November 4th, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    How do I reduce offgassing or speed up the curing of paints, carpeting, glues, etc,?


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How to Reduce Outgassing of VOCs in Your Home