Health- These days building products are being made as cheap as possible or the products are being shipped in from countries that have low product standers. This means that products are being made with cheap ingredients that admit harmful VOC. For an example; pressed wood cabinet of shelving are made from wood chips and glue. The glues out gasses formaldehydes which can cause flu like symptoms. For more information go to http://www.wisegeekhealth.com/what-are-the-symptoms-of-a-formaldehyde-allergy.htm.
VOC definition- Volatile organic compounds. VOC’s are organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure at ordinary room temperature. Their high vapor pressure results from low boiling point, which causes large number of molecules to evaporate or sublimate from the liquid or solid form of the compound and enter the surrounding air.
Sustainable- : It is a win, win situation for you and the environment! By using sustainable product you will not have to replace that products down the road and it will stand the test of time. The other side of sustainable is using companies that make product don’t deplete or destroy natural resources.
Non- toxic : Non toxic does not necessarily mean it is safe for humans or pet to digest but refers to the product that don’t emit harmful VOC’s.