Low-VOC paints and sealants are rapidly improving in the marketplace.  Quality interior paints are now available with zero VOC content is many cases.  Follow the Green Seal VOC limits, GS-03 and GS-11 for paints.

The Healthy Building Network recommends a VOC level no higher than 20 grams per Liter (g/L) for most surfaces, and no higher than 50 (g/L) for heavy use surfaces.