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does that popcorn ceiling contain asbestos and will it be bad for my baby

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Jones
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: Some popcorn ceilings that were applied before the 1977 ban do contain asbestos. Asbestos is typically only harmful if the material is allowed to rele ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Yes! Get it removed!: Asbestos, i'm afraid, was commonly used in those ceilings. To be sure, you can send a sample to a testing company (it costs about $100 to test a whole ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Have it tested: To determine whether your ceiling contains asbestos, scrape a small sample from the corner of your ceiling and send it to an accredited lab for asbest ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Negligible: Your exposure to asbestos, if any, would be negligible. Do not be concerned. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
A : A british study following 14, 000 children linked use of air fresheners and aerosols in the home during pregnancy and after birth to a significant i ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience Occupational Medicine
Leave them alone: asbestos building materials are not a risk to health as long as they are intact and not disturbed. It is reasonable to assume that acoustic tiles from ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Clean air only: Particulate matter of any sort in the air can reach the lungs where our bodies must try to get rid of it. Why take a chance on a nosocomial disease? ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No problem: Cooking on a grill is not going to cause problems.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
No fish is OK: As long as you eat other sources of protein, I do not think avoiding fish is a problem
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Yes, no problems: You are OK. In the future to avoid inhaling food into your lungs, take small bites, chew your food thoroughly and avoid talking or laughing while you’ ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Mixing medications with formula is not a good idea. You don't know how much you are giving. Give medications to infants by pointing the medication syr ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katherine Caldwell
16 years experience General Practice
No permanent damage: It is very unlikely that a brief exposure to gasoline, even if strong-smelling, will cause permanent damage to your lungs. Our bodies have a remarkabl ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
What is the agent?: I agree that the instruction is conflicting. However we do need to know what the agent is in order to assess its safety. There are some bacteriostati ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Breast milk if better than the alternatives.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
35 years experience General Surgery
Yes: That should be the extent of it. I foresee no other problems.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Don't worry: Lead is a danger when it's absorbed by the body. If you are handling lead regularly, and then eating with unwashed hands, that might be a concern. Or ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience Urology
Go to doctor: A doctor should look in your ear canal to make sure you have not perforated the eardrum.You may be referred to an ENT(ear,nose and throat specialist). ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely to matter: As long as the cheese is safe (pasturized), your body will sort out the babies needs and your snack food doesn't matter much. Unpasteurized products h ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Namerow
48 years experience Pediatrics
Use it sparingly: Use of insecticides can be done for babies as young as 2 months old. Use them sparingly -- use deet conc of only 10-30% max. Keep away from mouth. Y ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: there is no way to hasten nicotine metabolism or the excretion of either nicotine or cotonine (which is what is usually tested for - the main nicotine ... Read More
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