Considered to last longer than ordinary zero VOC paints, Elements paint, is made with Microban Technology. California Paints explains that this eco-friendly technology “contains a unique anti-bacterial additive that creates an internal germ-proof barrier within the paint formulation.” Other anti-bacterial additives release harmful gasses or odors. Microban protects gasses or odors from leaching into the paint over time. Several of California Paint Products have Microban technology. Click here to read more about these products.