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Just how dangerous are VOCs in paint?
by Staff
Many people assume that house paint became safe with the omission of lead particles in the late 20th century. How much do you know about these dangerous chemicals? Take this quiz to find out!

When you breathe in VOCs, your body can suffer this effect:

  • headache
  • cancer
  • both

If you have this type of pre-existing condition, it's especially advisable to steer clear of VOC-containing paints:

  • asthma
  • cancer
  • diabetes

True or false: Paint can cause cancer.

  • true
  • false

A child who grows up in a room coated in VOC-containing paint might have higher risk of developing what?

  • nosebleeds
  • diabetes
  • allergies

VOCs act as a microcosm of the greater Earth because they produce this type of pollutant:

  • ozone
  • ammonia
  • fungus

Increasing evidence supports the idea that VOCs are especially harmful to what?

  • humans
  • the environment
  • both

If you can't buy low- or no-VOC paint, purchase this type instead:

  • flat finish (dull) paint
  • eggshell paint
  • satin paint

True or false: No-VOC paint is totally harmless.

  • true
  • false

This type of paint takes longest to dry:

  • regular paint
  • low-VOC paint
  • no-VOC paint

You can expect to pay the most for this type of paint:

  • regular paint
  • low-VOC paint
  • no-VOC paint