Amid the booming building market, the demand for painting materials increases rapidly. Nevertheless, have you ever known that bad quality of painting materials causes bad impact on your health?
Paints were widely used and linked to our living environment. Besides the advantages for the painting industry as a whole, it also has the bad impact on people and environment if those paints aren’t met with the standard.
Most of the people didn’t realize that their health was damaged by the paints such as skin health, eyes, brain, lungs, fainting and vomiting. They only believe that just left their newly built house for 1-2 months until the smell effect vanished when they enter to live as normal, but in the reality, the dangers from it still lurk inside.
Mark Vannak, a painting expert at Dufa Company which imports painting product from Germany, told a local media that “most people did not know the impacts of chemicals from home remedies that have low-quality standard. It is not known whether chronic disease or cancer can be caused by these paints.”
Based on his observation, only about 5% of Cambodian people recognize the dangers of their health which course from the bad quality of paints while only 20% of construction companies apply the right home remedy and know the advantages and disadvantages of human health.
He believes most people used to have bad experiences within home paints that have no quality standards.
Fortunately, non-hazardous home remedies are designed to be used to replace remedial home remedies.
“There are approximately 60% to 70% of home remedies are manufactured locally. While 80% of all imported products are products from within ASEAN, and I am the only one who imports Dufa paint from Germany,” said Vannak.
He added that while poor quality products had a greater impact on users: pollute the lung, headache, and pneumonic poisoning; in contrast, the right standard products did not affect human health and the environment, no radiation and no smell.
Many under-standard products are made up of gasoline or other liquid chemicals that highly cause serious health effects, while high-quality products such as Dufa's paint can dissolve with water and does not release toxic to affect humans and environment.
This kind of paint is manufactured by reducing the number of dangerous substances less than 30 times as set by the European Chemical Laboratory.
Dufa products are best adapted to the condition of the children, unhealthy people and those with respiratory and lung problems, and the best for living in the hospital's special workplace.
Mao Sarom, 29, a man who has experiences on home remedy for 13 years said “ Many of the paints he had used in the past were smelly making him fatigue, sick and unconscious, yet he surprised to realize that Dufa’s painting has a lower smell and does not cause danger to his health.”
Mark Vannak predicts that the painting industry in Cambodia will grow further in line with the steady increase in the construction sector. He also believes that paint products that do not affect consumer health will also increase.
Currently, there are more than 10 brands of home paint products in Cambodia market, including local products such as Cam-paint, Taing Pheng Por while imported products: Jotun, Nippon Paint, Kansai Paint, TOA Paint, KCC Paint, Davis Paint, URAI Paint and U-90.