Is Drywall Joint Compound Safe?

Many parents with growing families want to remodel or expand their homes and think they’re using “green” or safe products when they install or repair drywall in their homes. So that the joints between the large pieces of drywall don’t show, your installer will be applying “joint compound”, also called “mud”. Joint compound
is also frequently applied all over the drywall as  “skim coat” to create a texture under the paint. Many people mistakenly assume that skim coat is plaster, but it’s not, it’s toxic, conventional joint compound! Conventional joint compounds contain many toxic ingredients that you and your family need to avoid.
For the low down on joint compounds and the safest alternatives, read my article on Green Home Guide:

http://greenhomeguide.com/askapro/question/is-joint-compound-really-safe-im-concerned-about-polyvinyl-acetate-binders

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