Wondering why we stress Venetian plaster’s green qualities (non-VOC, naturally mold-resistant)?
People are becoming more and more concerned about indoor air quality. Homes plagued with VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) or mold can negatively impact the health of the occupants. According to Green By Design, “an estimated 15% of the U.S. population — millions of people — are chronically ill from their homes, and indoor air quality is a major factor.”
The long and short term health benefits of using green building materials to achieve clean indoor air are numerous. It doesn’t make sense to let your home be the reason you are sick. Do something about it and utilize breathable, mold resistant plaster to enhance your quality of life. Natural lime materials dry out quickly and prevent VOCs from building up, which helps with all kinds of respiratory conditions. Authentic Venetian plaster is even self-healing, so it continues to stand the test of time while continuously providing your home with premium indoor air quality.
If you are using authentic Venetian plaster, or have thought about using it, you might want to check out some info on indoor air quality around the web:
- Treehugger on causes and testing of poor indoor air quality
- Build It Green explains that “A common source of indoor air pollution is the offgassing of chemicals found in many building materials…”
- There’s also an Indoor Air Quality Association
- Even the Wikipedia page on indoor air quality is a good place to get some basic info
There is no denying the benefits of using natural lime materials to improve indoor air quality. Have you noticed a difference between working with non-toxic Venetian plasters versus acrylic finishes? Tell us about it in the comments…