Finding Safer Sealants and Caulk

DO: Look for ingredients on manufacturer websites. Call the manufacturer if they’re not listed. If they refuse to tell you what’s in their product, why take the risk?

DO: Test products if you are very sensitive. Leave the cap off the product and monitor health effects. If it’s really safe, VOC-free and non-toxic, you should be able to be around it without getting dizzy from fumes!

DO: Learn about VOC’s. What are they and how can you minimize their impact on health.

DO: Read the directions. Water-based products might be different from those you grew up using.

DON’T: Rely on marketing terms such as “green, non-toxic or environmentally friendly”. Check this site to find out what eco-labels really mean. Great info.

Below is a list of useful links for searching for safer caulk and sealant.

Non-Toxic Adhesives, Caulks and Sealants
http://www.metaefficient.com/adhesives-caulks-and-sealants/non-toxic-adhesives-caulks-and-sealants.html

Nontoxic Floor and Nontoxic Furniture Sealants
http://www.nontoxic.com/nontoxic/nontoxicsealants.html

Caulk: Healthier Choices
http://www.healthyhouseinstitute.com/a_879-Caulk_Healthier_Choices

Again, always test a product BEFORE slathering all over your living space. And remember, what works for some might not work for you.

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