|Architects Rachel and Edward Martin, (n)Habit in Nashville,TN|
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Expectant parents often transform their anticipation about the baby’s room into a colorful celebration of painting the walls. Parents Edward and Rachel Martin understand the tendency; they’ve been there. But as architects specializing in environmental design, the Martins recommend that clean indoor air might be a better gift for baby than the typical paint job. Perhaps you’ve heard about Volatile Organic Compounds or VOCs, and a minimal amount of EPA regulation of them. Rachel Martin says the VOC limits only cover some substances that have been tested, not all potentially toxic ingredients in paints.