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Nursery IAQ 1 The main thing you can look for when doing a minor redecoration is the VOC (volatile organic compounds) content of paints, carpets, and even furniture.  Paints are available with low- or no-VOCs.Look for carpets with the Green Label Plus certification, which addresses VOCs.Furniture can be more difficult to determine VOC content.  Unless otherwise labeled, anything with particleboard likely contains formaldehyde.  Another important aspect of indoor air quality is making sure that the home has proper ventilation.  Depending on the age and air-tightness of the home, mechanical ventilation might be required.Even with all the above, I'd recommend airing out the redecorated space for 48 hours (windows open, and a fan or two on). -Mark
by M. Bloomfield, Sustainably Built LLC
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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