10 Ways Your House Can Kill You
Chemically Packed Paint Fumes
That "Spiced Butternut Yellow" paint you used to liven up the master bedroom sure looks pretty. Too bad it's KILLING YOU WHILE YOU SLEEP!
OK, maybe that's a slight exaggeration. But if you used a regular paint full of volatile organic compounds, such as, say, benzene, it can lead to some serious headaches and respiratory issues. And keep in mind that the EPA says many of the VOCs found in paints are suspected carcinogens. Don't take any chances. Always using no- or low-VOC paints, stains and finishes on your home improvement projects. And make sure you store your paint with the covers securely fastened, unlike the cans shown here.