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Does Solvent Exposure Cause Harm To Baby
Not just 1 sniff: Repeated exposure to PVC aerosol in pregnancy has not been shown to cause fetal abnormality or miscarriage. However it's not good for you & not enough is known to be comfortable with doing it in pregnancy. Just using a hairspray is probably ok but there are no conclusive studies of safety in pregnancy. ...Read more
Stoddard solvent is a flammable, liquid chemical that smells like kerosene. Stoddard solvent poisoning occurs when someone swallows or touches this chemical. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison ...Read more
Does using bug sprays right before pregnancy potentially harm sperm & egg and harm the fetus? Heard it may cause brain cancer to unborn baby. Thanks!
No: It is unlikely to remain in your system very long after exposure. Some bug sprays are considered unsafe in pregnancy, but the risks are low. What is more, certain insect-born illnesses are potentially more harmful, so you'll have to weigh your risks and benefits based on your location. I usually recommend deet-free bug sprays. ...Read more
Amniocentesis: An amniocentesis has a small chance of causing a pregnancy loss. That loss is dependent upon the gestational age when the procedure is done. At 16-20 weeks that risk is about 1 in 1600 procedures. As the pregnancy progresses that risk goes way down. In the third trimester an amniocentesis won't cause the pregnancy to be lost, but the baby might need to be delivered. ...Read more
I use talc regularly which contains zinc, silica, ethanol, parabens & much more chemicals. Does it cause any harm to facial skin..
No harm to skin: No problem with skin but should be careful not to inhale talc. ...Read more
Contact Poison...: ... Control Center for advise. It would be dependent on a number of factors such as the age and weight of the person ingesting it, the actual mix of chemicals in the detergent, what type of care was initiated... ...Read more
How many exposures to asbestos does it take for it to be harmful enough to cause cancer?
1 exposure years ago probably wouldn't cause any ill effect
See answer: Exposure to asbestos for just a few days has caused mesothelioma . If you were working in an area with asbestos dust and you were not wearing a special fitted respirator you are at risk. In the U.S. levels of asbestos exposure are strictly regulated. See: http://bit.ly/1Kmjxoz and http://1.usa.gov/1RWiJcu ...Read more
Very little : Co is very toxic and can lead to death quickly. ...Read more
Yes: Children are generally tested for lead exposure at 12 months and again at 5 years. Houses built before 1950 generally have lead paint and if you live in one its a good idea to test the walls for lead exposure. Babies, especially when they become mobile, will eat paint chips and even a little lead may build up over time and can cause problems. Make sure your dr knows the age of your house. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It does not: Exposure to pain does not kill brain cells as far as I know !? ...Read more
Contractions: It is avoided in pregnancy for two reasons, and both relate to large amounts, not amounts you would normally find on your dinner plate. First, parsley oil can stimulate contractions and historically was used as a first attempt abortive/inductive herb. Second, large amounts can lead to changes in fetal hemoglobin. While you do not have to avoid it in foods, avoid parsley oil and large amounts. ...Read more
Paint: Some types of paint contain volatile organic compounds which can be carcinogenic. The major product that I am aware of that can specifically injure the brain is lead based paint (eating or inhaling small chips). ...Read more
Yes: There are different household chemicals, with different hazards. Even water is a drowning hazard. And the danger is not limited to chemicals; honey can be toxic to infants, and small pieces of food can cause choking. Don't fall into the trap of thinking, "chemical bad, natural good." or if you do, at least don't include poison ivy in the "good" category. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
E.G. Does smoking bontical inceses have any side effects? And does it hurt an unborn baby? Will it cause the eye to turn red?
Do u mean botanical?: If so, they are not meant to be smoked, and nobody knows what is in them. Anything out of the ordinary has the potential to hurt an unborn baby. Stopping smoking of anything (especially tobacco, but also marijuana, incense etc etc) would be better for you and your unborn child. Anything you smoke can irritate your eyes. Sounds like you need some counseling, please seek some help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is acute exposure to diacetyl (in popcorn butter) harmful, or only long-term, cumulative exposure?
Possibly...: Any "chemical" runs the risk of being potentially dangerous. Now i would never deprive you of your popcorn; but i cannot foresee the future; I am not aware of any studies to date on this topic...But just follow my standard advice; 'anything in moderation' and we'll see what the future holds(besides; i can't skip to the end of this movie and ruin it for ya) cheers! ...Read more
Does warming food in microwave destroy the vitamins or minerals? secondly does it causes any other harmful impact ie; cause cancer?thanks
It's fine: Minerals -- not at all. They can only be destroyed in a nuclear reactor. Vitamins -- maybe a little, notably vitamin C, but you probably get plenty. Causing cancer? That's internet scare hoax stuff. Taking proper care of your food is key to avoid food-borne illness. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps.: If i understand you correctly, you are asking if maternal eating habits during pregnancy can affect the infant's subsequent food preferences. My answer would be a definite maybe - I am not aware of any serious studies looking at this possibility, but as a father of two I am pretty sure there is a link. Until studies are done, this may be another reason to stick to a healthy diet during pregnancy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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