Low or No VOC Paint
When you're decorating your nursery, go with a nontoxic paint with low or zero volatile organic compounds (VOC). They're easier to find these days because they're in high demand, so there's no reason to not spend a little extra money for the health of your baby. The chemicals added to standard paint have been identified by the EPA as the cause of headaches, nausea, and issues with the nose and throat. These effects are all even worse on your fragile newborn.
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