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How much is too much? (paint fumes)

My husband is remodeling our master bathroom and is about to paint the room. I am currently 7 months pregnant. Should I leave the house while he's painting? Is it safe for me to come back after or should I avoid the house for a day or two?

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Asked by tayanna2 at 1:46 AM on Oct. 2, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I would avoid the house for a few days. Why risk it?

    Answer by sherribeare at 1:47 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • If it's in one room open the windows even if you're not there, and have a fan in the window or up high on a console/ ent. center.

    I'd leave for sure, and have him buy some low fumes eco -friendly paint.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:58 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • I would make sure your husband keeps the room he is painting well ventilated and I think there is certain types of paint a pregnant woman can't be around. I would try googling it or asking your ob.


    Answer by ladyambition at 3:08 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • paint fumes are fine i asked while we painted, i mean dont shut yourself in a room w them but the pose no risk paint thinners laquers and primer can cause birth defects and im pretty sure thats first trimester but its not dafe to breathe them in at all during pregnancy

    Answer by Kre10 at 9:21 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • You don't have to leave the house just keep it well ventilated.

    Answer by horsesteelers at 12:01 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

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