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Question: Is it safe to paint while pregnant???




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I'm currently 21 weeks (almost 22 weeks) and my husband and I are getting ready to paint the nursery. I have been told that it is not safe for me to help but then again I was told as long as I wear a mask and have a fan blowing with the windows open I should be fine. So I'm not really sure? I'd ask my doctor but I don't see her for 2 weeks - So I thought I'd ask you ladies...


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Jun. 3, 2008 at 9:22 PM if you wear a mask then i dont see a problem with it

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 9:24 PM It depends on the paint. The toxion levels in it can be harmful. A mask and windows open would be fine. But call your doctor and ask.

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 9:54 PM very well ventalated!!!!! you have to wear a mask lke a construction mask not a doctors mask!! windows have to be open and try to borrow as many fans as possible to dry the paint quickly!! the more fans you have the more ventalation you getand the fumes wont linger in the house!!

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