Why does almost all of the paint sold in the U.S. contain toxic ingredients? Because chemicals (such as formaldehyde and acetone) are cheap. The resources needed to study the long-term effects of the thousands of chemicals contained in paints, stains, and varnishes would be immense. The . Other non-toxic ingredient could be used — but they are slightly more expensive.
Yet, there are efficient paints available that perform equally well. AFM SafeCoat makes a range of paints which contain no toxic ingredients — no ammonia, formaldehyde, acetone, heavy metals or other VOCs.