A 23-year-old female asked:
Ia it okay to pain my babies nursery at 18 weeks? will the paint fumes cause any harm?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
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.
Reviewed Mar 22, 2021
Last updated Mar 22, 2021
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.