If painting is on your to-do list, ensure that the endeavor is healthy for you. There are lots of paints out there that are low or zero VOC – which stands for volatile organic compounds. There are also paints with zero carcinogens and virtually no odor. Most major paint brands are rolling out these new eco-friendly paints. When shopping for paint, be sure to inform the clerk helping you that you are particularly interested in low-odor, low-VOC paints. If you ever have a question about what is inside the can, you can also ask for the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) which will include VOC info in section 9.