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A 23-year-old female asked:

Ia it okay to pain my babies nursery at 18 weeks? will the paint fumes cause any harm?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
It should be. Paints used in homes today are usually latex/water based with no risk of lead exposure or petroleum fumes. The fumes generated during application & drying are minimal & not toxic to a fetus. Every individual may react more or less to these so a plan to keep the space well ventilated and possibly time away during drying would be recommended when possible.

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Last updated Mar 22, 2021

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