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Is it ok to use insecticide when I am pregnant?

Is it ok to use insecticide when I am pregnant?

Avoid exposure: Most non-organic insecticides are toxic or carcinogenic if with chronic exposure. Avoid being exposed to them especially during the first trimester. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Can insecticide affect you thyroid? like stress it or any effect?

Can insecticide affect you thyroid? like stress it or any effect?

There has been: Some studies that show increase in thyroid disease in families with exposure to pesticides (farmers etc). Women seemed most vulnerable ...Read more

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Could pesticides or insecticides have some role in causing diabetes?

Could pesticides or insecticides have some role in causing diabetes?

I say no: Without pesticides and insecticides, we wouldn't be able to feed seven billion people. Only a fool or a crook would dispute this. Type I diabetes is an autoimmune disease; data on whether growing up on a farm increases risk is famously contradictory. Type II is genetically programmed; no environmental risks are knwon. No plausable mechanism exists to link either illness to agricultural chemicals. ...Read more

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Can a small amount of insecticide sprayed at a corner of room drift to fill the rest of the room and other parts of the house?

Can a small amount of insecticide sprayed at a corner of room drift to fill the rest of the room and other parts of the house?

Likely no: When i was pregnant, my father in law sprayed some insecticide on my window sill and i was afraid for days, so i know what you're going through. Likely this small amount of insecticide isn't capable of drifting to fill the rest of room, and definitely not other parts of the house. I'm guessing that the spray stayed for the most part on the floor or carpet where it was put. Not to worry! ...Read more

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Is insecticide chemical harmful?

Yes : Please don't play with or consume insecticides. If you have done so conttact poison control and/or go to an emergency department. ...Read more

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Could you tell me about insecticides?

Way too broad a : Topic for this venue. Not directly related to medicine. Check out: http://www.Encyclopedia.Com/topic/insecticides.Aspx. ...Read more

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Can insecticide go through your placenta?

Can insecticide go through your placenta?

Possible..: In fact some evidence suggests this may be underlying fetal anomalies seen with increasing frequency such as gastroschisis. Avoid exposure as much as possible. Your placenta creates an excellent but not impermeable barrier around the pregnancy and you should do all you can to assist. ...Read more

Dr. Carrie Davis
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Insecticides (Definition)

Insecticides are chemical poisons used to kills insects. Many insecticides are also dangerous to humans when inhaled or ...Read more