Strong fumes and odors from paints can irritate your eyes, skin and airways. This is largely due to potentially harmful chemicals, or VOCs, commonly found in many paints. In order for a paint to earn Certification, strict standards for appropriate levels must be met when:
- Monitoring VOCs emitted by the paint
- Evaluating the performance of the paint. It must meet or exceed all physical performance standards the country it is used in requires
- Reviewing chemicals to ensure the allergenic and sensitizing chemicals are as low as possible or non-existent.