The most common problem with paint is the volatile compounds it contains. As paint begins to dry, the chemicals "escape" into the air and this may continue for several years after painting. People who work or live in an area that has just been painted can breathe in these chemicals, which can cause a variety of health problems such as headaches, dizziness and other severe symptoms. Because of these problems, paints that contain less volatile compounds have become more desirable, and you should look for these paint options.
By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives.
In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.