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Is it safe to paint our walls with a one year old home?

Is it safe to paint our walls with a one year old home?

Usually: The latex paints commonly used indoors are low odor and free from volatile carbons that irritate most folks. Some still use the oil based paints for the outside of homes and these have irritating volatile odors/carbon emissions. As long as you are using latex paints, you could do so with the kid watching you work. If you find the new paint odors irritating, send the kid to a sitter until they clear. ...Read more

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5 1/2 months pregnant -is it safe to use trisodium phosphate to clean the walls before painting the nursery? Or should my husband do it solo?

5 1/2 months pregnant -is it safe to use trisodium phosphate to clean the walls before painting the nursery? Or should my husband do it solo?

Probably fine: Tsp is actually used as an approved food additive in the us and eu and in low doses has no toxic effects. The dry powder is caustic to the GI tract and fumes may produce superficial irritation or cough. Your body will dispose of any irritant issues before it could ever get to baby. If you use it in a well ventilated space its irritant quality will be minimal. If you want daddy to do it solo, let him. ...Read more

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How long should baby wait to move into a nursery room after painting a wall using ZERO-VOC paint, which may actually still contains some VOCs?

How long should baby wait to move into a nursery room after painting a wall using ZERO-VOC paint, which may actually still contains some VOCs?

In general: When you detect no odor, the room is "safe" You might want to air out the room (the weather is nice this time of year) for a day or so!

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Are older buildings safe to be in if there is chipping lead paint?

Lead paint: Most workmen who take care of things like this are almost always very careful not to cause a problem for the staff. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is safe to use paint thinner on transition lenses?

Please explain if it is safe to use paint thinner on transition lenses?

Paint thinner: Are you trying to remove paint on your glasses or just experimenting...Chemicals could react with the plastic and it could make a blurred spot/area. If you did it already tell us what you found out. LOL ...Read more

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Is it safe to spray paint indoors?

Is it safe to spray paint indoors?

Yes: Wear a mask and keep the windows open. You may want to sleep in another location until the paint is dry. Do not use old paint that contains lead. All the best. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a 7 month old baby in the house while painting?

Is it safe to have a 7 month old baby in the house while painting?

Low VOC: In an ideal world, infants would not be exposed to any pollutants or chemicals. The best you can do is try to limit their exposure as much as possible. Open the windows, run fans, and use low VOC paints. ...Read more

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If you have an allergy to latex and use a latex paint in your house, are you allergic to the walls?

If you have an allergy to latex and use a latex paint in your house, are you allergic to the walls?

NO!!!: Latex paint does not have any rubber latex. It is called latex paint only because it looks like latex when it dries. Fumes from any paints are irritating when painting and soon after paint has dried. Especially to those with other respiratory problems like asthma. ...Read more

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Just moved into new office, which smells of paint/glue from the walls/cabinets. Is there a long term increased health risk from this?

Just moved into new office, which smells of paint/glue from the walls/cabinets. Is there a long term increased health risk from this?

Unfortunately yes: These smells are caused by Volatile Organic Compounds. They have proven adverse acute and chronic effects; some are more toxic than others. Effects depend on length and degree of exposure, Levels will decrease over time. Keep windows open, get a HEPA filter, plants can remove toxins, take multivit. With extra C, eat fruits/vegetables.
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What is an appropriate age to paint a toddlers nails? My daughter is turning 2 next month & she always wants me to paint her nails when I'm painting mine, but I don't know if it's safe or the right time.

What is an appropriate age to paint a toddlers nails? My daughter is turning 2 next month & she always wants me to paint her nails when I'm painting mine, but I don't know if it's safe or the right time.

As: As long as your daughter is old enough to know and understand not to chew her nails thus ingesting the nail polish, then it is safe. From a social/developmental standpoint, this is up to you. Personally I think four is a good age for nail polish, and light pink of course.
Take care. ...Read more

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Is tempra (acetaminophen) paint on the baby's skin safe?

Is tempra (acetaminophen) paint on the baby's skin safe?

Yes: Tempera paint is safe to use on skin and has been widely used as a body paint. However, it flakes away from the skin very quickly after it dries, so it is not suitable for long-term use. ...Read more

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I am in 20 weeks pregnancy, is it safe to extract a tooth since it is painting too much?

I am in 20 weeks pregnancy, is it safe to extract a tooth since it is painting too much?

Tx during pregnancy: Pregnancy is not a contraindication to dental treatment, especially if it is an emergency. Be sure to tell your dentist you are pregnant. There are precautions they should take in order to treat you safely. Also the middle trimester of a pregnancy is the safest time to do treatment. ...Read more

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I am wondering if my walls with primer and no paint over them can cause breathing problems?

I am wondering if my walls with primer and no paint over them can cause breathing problems?

May be: Primers are known to cause increased bronchoresponsiveness in some folks. If you do get wheezing and dyspnea when in the vicinity of the primers, may be it is associated. ...Read more

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My toenail is falling off from a trama a few months ago but there is a new one about halfway grown behind/underneath it. Is it safe to paint it?

My toenail is falling off from a trama a few months ago but there is a new one about halfway grown behind/underneath it. Is it safe to paint it?

You Decide...: I'm not sure just what you mean by safe, but, I can offer you this. Recently traumatized nails are more susceptible to developing fungal infections. Applying nail polish, and the subsequent use of polish removers, may put your new toenail at an increased risk of developing a nail fungus and all the issues of the involved treatment. Go figure. ...Read more

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Painted a wall on house had door open for ventilation closed door about two hours later paint pretty much dry but smell still in house all afternoon everything closed bad? Breathing in fumes? Harmful?

Painted a wall on house had door open for ventilation closed door about two hours later paint pretty much dry but smell still in house all afternoon everything closed bad? Breathing in fumes? Harmful?

Try to avoid it: Paint fumes containing oils are worst than water soluble latex, but fumes can damage liver. If yiu are not the painter, the risk is limited. The painter who get exposed daily, monad then get spills on their skin absorb more of the toxins and develop problems later in life ...Read more

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My toenail was ripped off back in October, a nail has halfway grown back. Is it safe to paint it??

My toenail was ripped off back in October, a nail has halfway grown back. Is it safe to paint it??

Yes: It is your replacement nail; so there are no problems punting it. All the best and happy that is growing in! It is slow. ...Read more

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My brother he have a red rash in his head like a painting in wall could not get rid being a year please need your help.?

My brother he have a red rash in his head like a painting in wall could not get rid being a year please need your help.?

May: Need consult with a Dermatologist on health tap prime and show the rash or a clear picture of the rash ...Read more

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Safe to still breastfeed baby after getting paint on hands while painting a room in our house (washed hands before nursing)?

Safe to still breastfeed baby after getting paint on hands while painting a room in our house (washed hands before nursing)?

Probably: The common latex paints have few if any issues which would exclude breastfeeding after exposure to fumes or from skin contact. Some suggest that oil based paints have too many volatile organic compounds for infant exposure to fumes and inhalation of these fumes may alter the taste of milk. I have not seen evidence that the exposure you describe should be a problem. ...Read more

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I swallowed small amount of wall paint (containing lead) by mistake. I'm having throat infection. I'm worried if it might cause damage to my kidneys?

I swallowed small amount of wall paint (containing lead) by mistake. I'm having throat infection. I'm worried if it might cause damage to my kidneys?

Not a problem: Your GI tract will eliminate most of this and the tiny amount abosorbed will do no harm Your kidneys will never know about it. ...Read more

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Can you advise for painting kitchen tiles please?

Please let us: Know quite specifically what information you need. With clarification we may be able to provide assistance. Take care. ...Read more

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How dangerous are indoor paint smells?

How dangerous are indoor paint smells?

Better to be: Safe and don't inhale paint fumes, which can be very dangerous. Open windows to ventilate the area. Check with your doctor if you think you have symptoms from paint inhalation. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if I drank 40ml of paint stripper and white spirit?

Should I be concerned if I drank 40ml of paint stripper and white spirit?

Absolutely: When did you drink this. It is stripping your throat and stomach. Get to an ER. ...Read more