If you’ve ever painted the interior of your house, you know that fresh paint has a very powerful odor and it can take anywhere from days to weeks for the smell to dissipate. Have you ever thought about the side effects of paint fumes? Are they harmful to breathe?
The answer is yes, they are dangerous to the health of you and your family. When inhaled in significant amounts or for prolonged periods of time, common side effects of paint fumes include eye and respiratory irritation, headache, and dizziness. Some studies even show that direct exposure to paint fumes can also increase the risk of asthma.
Pregnant women are especially susceptible. Certain solvents found in fresh paint are suspected of increasing the risk of miscarriage. If you must be present during the painting process, please be sure to wear a face mask and gloves for protection.
Ideally, to avoid the negative side effects of paint fumes, you should leave your home until the paint has completely dried. Unfortunately, this isn’t practical for everyone. And even after the new paint has dried the smell still lingers.
To get rid of that new paint smell fast, and for the sake of your health, plug in an AirRestore Air Naturalizer. AirRestore doesn’t just cover up the smell, it breaks the down the odor particles in the air and virtually eliminates them. This will take care of those harmful paint fumes in no time. Not only that, but your family and guests, which you will surely invite over to view your freshly painted home, will thank you as well.