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    Improve air quality and help reduce emissions that pollute by using zero Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) paints.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) are emitted by a selection of different gases and solids such as paints and lacquers, paint strippers, cleaning supplies, pesticides, building materials and furnishings, and craft materials including glues and adhesives and permanent markers.

According to the EPA, levels of select organic pollutants were found to be 2 to 5 times higher inside a home than outside it. These pollutants include carbon monoxide and radon.

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and toxic gas that’s impossible to see, taste or smell. Radon is a radioactive gas, created by the natural decay of uranium found in nearly all soils. It can seep into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation.

Apply a coat of cleaner air

Even years after application, paints and finishes can release low level toxic emissions into the air. The source for these toxins is a variety of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs.

Take the Home Efficiency Audit

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Clean Air Products Sold
Items
69,122,844
The number of clean air products sold from 2006 to 2011 at The Home Depot stores in the United States.

*This number includes low VOC paint and ENERGY STAR® qualified tankless water heaters and air purifiers.
Amt. Pollution Avoided
lbs
399,049,564
The amount of atmospheric pollution (Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2)) in pounds prevented from being released into the atmosphere based on the amount of clean air products (low VOC paint and ENERGY STAR® qualified tankless water heaters and air purifiers) sold by The Home Depot from 2006 to 2011.

This number assumes that the low VOC paint sold replaced regular paint, the ENERGY STAR® qualified tankless water heaters sold replaced electric tank water heaters and that the ENERGY STAR® air purifiers sold are not replacing any old purifiers.
Gals. of Gasoline Not Burned
gal
10,973,186
The number of gallons of gasoline that, on average, emit the same amount of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in pounds that is released into the atmosphere by burning coal to produce the same amount of electricity saved by the amount of ENERGY STAR® qualified tankless water heaters sold from 2006 to 2011 at The Home Depot stores in the United States.
Trees Grown for Ten Years
trees
2,461,933
The number of trees that, on average, would need to be planted and grown for ten years in order to offset the amount of CO2 that would have been released into the atmosphere by burning coal to produce the same amount of electricity saved by the amount of tankless water heaters sold from 2006 to 2011 at The Home Depot stores in the United States.
The above numbers are based on averages and certain assumptions. Click on a ticker for details.

Breathe greener at The Home Depot

Painting your home can be more environmentally friendly than think. We’ve got what you need, such as low or zero volatile organic compound (VOC) paint. This low VOC paint preserves the quality of your home’s air for up to six months after application.