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Exposed To Formaldehyde While Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
No: Home is the main place i suggest that pregnant women tell friends/family to "take it outside" if people smoke they not only make themselves unhealthy (affecting financially those who depend on them) but also sicken pregnant women and predispose the babies to be smaller both before and after birth. If smokers want to be part of the life of families they say they love they should stop smoking asap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please don't: Lead is very toxic to the nerves and to the brain. In adults it usually just causes injury to the peripheral nerves. In infants and children it can cause severe injury to brain cells. Infants crawling on and chewing on paint chips have developed brain swelling to the point of death. Children exposed to gas fumes with lead show learning problems. Do not take chances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wait till the 2nd: Trimester.Make sure it's done in a well-ventilated area & that your hair is rinsed thoroughly after application of the most natural dyes possible. Highlighting has less risk for absorption through the skin than overall dyeing, but not through inhalation of peroxide or dyes. Wear gloves if you touch the chemicals yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 weeks pregnant, was exposed occupationally to hexane during one day (inhalation, mainly outside). Likely to be harmful to embryo development??
Likely okay: While this is a volatile chemical and not recommended, the amount that you inhaled if outside is unlikely to be harmful to you or fetus. As you can see from this CDC website, a respirator is recommended. Your employer should be able to tell you how significant the exposure was: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npg/npgd0322.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chemical Toxicity: It may make you subtly ill. It will probably not be obvious. If you are sensitive to other environmental chemicals, new carpet is not a good option for you. It can also harbor mold with mold toxins. Be aware of your environment. Trust your nose! ...Read more
What, if any, effects are there if exposed to autoclave vapors and gases? I was exposed to autoclave vapors/gases in 1984.
If : If it is a steam autoclave there would only be the direct effects of hot steam which should not have long lasting effects. If it was a gas autoclave you would have to know what type of chemicals were used to determine the effects. You can find these in the material safety data sheet (msds) for that particular chemical. ...Read more
U Surely Can!: But why oh why would you do it? I don't know of anyone who would intentionally harm their child. I don't know of anyone who would feed their child a toxic substance. We boil bottles and nipples to protect from infection, we bathe & clean our babies & we protect them from all harm. Why oh why then would we smoke and give our baby a jolt of nicotine? Would u put a cig in babes mouth at birth? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: These are simple chemicals, the same as those of which the body is made. There's no danger to Baby. ...Read more
Less oxygen to baby: The nicotine and other substances in cigarettes do a number on the blood vessels in the body, making them smaller and decreasing the blood flow. The blood flow to the uterus takes oxygen to your baby. By decreasing the oxygen to the baby, smoking can cause small babies, miscarriage or stillbirth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I believe it's safe: Research has not been able to prove that even high levels of DEET exposure increase the 3-5% chance of having a baby with a birth defect. This is especially true when used in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. The risk of exposure to a 20-30% DEET preparation seems to be less than the risk of mosquito and tick bites carrying malaria, Lyme disease, etc. Avoiding exposure to mosquitos/ticks seems prudent:) ...Read more
I know that while taking vibramycin (doxycycline) i should avoid sun exposure..but when can i expose freely to sun after stopping the drug i.e.after how long?!
Unlikely harm: While concentrated fireworks smoke is likely to be harmful, these are ignited out of doors and are quickly diluted by the atmosphere and wind. It is highly unlikely that you would inhale enough to harm either yourself or your developing baby. If you are close enough to get symptoms, then you are more at risk from the explosion itself. ...Read more
Poisoning: If you are exposed to gas fumes for a long period of time, you may get poisoned by the chemicals contained therein. ...Read more
No: Any mercury contained in the bulbs is enclosed. If a compact fluorescent bulb was broken, there would potentially be a small amount of mercury released. ...Read more
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