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Doing It Different

Sep 11, 2020

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air in your home is 5-20x more polluted than the outdoor air in major cities.

Whether you're buying or renting your home, we all have something in common - our walls are covered with paint. What you may not know, is that the paint on your walls can emit toxic chemicals for years and can lead to chronic health issues. 

Austin and I wanted a non toxic paint when we chose to remodel our home and we decided to purchase ECOS Paints and in this episode, I am joined by ECOS Paints Marketing Director, Emma Pugliares. Emma discusses the problems with conventional paint, ingredients to look out for, how to make informed paint purchasing decisions as a consumer, and how ECOS Paints is bringing another level of transparency to their customers.

Episode Highlights: 

  • 4:33 The problem with conventional paint and how it’s harming human bodies
  • 6:39 How not to fall victim to marketing claims around paint products
  • 9:39 Why the paint on your walls can be the cause of new or chronic health problems
  • 13:10 The story behind ECOS Paints
  • 15:17 How Facebook and Google are taking care of their employees’ health
  • 16:45 An innovative product you can purchase that purifies your air
  • 19:09 How ECOS Paints provides unparalleled transparency to their customers
  • 21:18 The cost difference between non toxic paint and conventional paint

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Guest Bio

ECOS Paints creates non toxic paints, varnishes, stains, primers that are free of pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides. Their products are designed specifically for people who can’t tolerate fumes due to chemical sensitivities. They also have a beyond zero VOC philosophy which means that each product comes with VOC test data and a complete list of ingredients, so you can make an informed and environmentally responsible decision. 

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