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Health and Safety

Solvent-based adhesives are sometimes more harmful than the materials they are bonding and can significantly impact a building's indoor air quality. Past technology limited most manufacturers to using solvent-based formulas that greatly impacted the indoor air quality of a structure. Twenty years ago, Titebond revolutionized the industry by introducing solvent free technology. Today, GREENchoiceâ„¢ Adhesives encompasses solvent-free as well as urethane-based products that improve indoor air quality.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which are released from solvent-based products and contribute to poor indoor air quality, also pose many health and safety concerns. Toxic emissions in a home can lead to greater risk of respiratory diseases including asthma. There are 20 million Americans, including 6.3 million children, who suffer from asthma. For these people, poor indoor air quality can magnify the symptoms, making it difficult to work, live and sleep comfortably.

In addition to VOCs emitted from solvent-based products, mold is also a health and safety concern. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores that float throughout indoor air. Many molds begin growing when the spores find places of moisture and will continue to reproduce in such conditions. To reduce this risk, it is important that you seal and caulk places of moisture entry and buildup in your home.

Perhaps one of the most dangerous health concerns in a home is radon. The problem is that you can't see, smell or taste it in your home. It is related to thousands of death each year, and it is the second leading cause of lung cancer, according to the Surgeon General. It is important to have your home tested for radon. If it is present, you will want to prevent its entry by sealing cracks in the foundation by installing a mitigation system and radon sealant. Radon is dangerous and should be taken seriously. To see a map of radon zones, visit the EPA's website. 

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