One of the most important aspects of creating an eco-friendly and healthy indoor living environment involves using painting materials that contain no VOC pollutants. VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, are emitted as gases from certain paints and lacquers, building materials, and paint strippers, and many of these chemicals can have short- or long-term adverse effects on human health. Unfortunately, in many paints and finishes used in homes, VOCs are released into the air for up to eight years after application, in a process known as “off-gassing.” Off-gassing is considered by the EPA to be one of the reasons why indoor air is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air, and is particularly dangerous because most Americans spend 90% of their time indoors. Our T&W Painters of Brevard County Fl. recognize the green movement!