"We are moving Green Diva Headquarters (which also happens to be my home!) in two weeks. Very exciting stuff, if not exhausting! We start painting next week and we've been researching this for a couple of months. We started back when we did a Sleeping Naked is Green segment with Chris Murphy of Smart Little House, who talked to us about the difference between low-VOC (Volatile Organic Compound), non-VOC, and non-toxic house paints. What we learned back then was that while VOCs are now researched and determined to be toxic to humans, animals and the planet, there are a lot of other chemicals in house paint that is NOT researched or regulated. So, while the big paint companies are busy lowering if not removing VOCs from their paints, there are a lot of other hazardous compounds that have not been well researched or regulated, but are suspected to be carcinogenic to humans and animals as well as generally bad for the environment. ICK!"