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Peeling Paint In Home (Overview)

Lead is found in: * House paint before 1978. Even if the paint is not peeling, it can be a problem. Lead paint is very dangerous when it is being stripped or sanded. These actions release fine lead dust into the air. Infants and children living in pre-1960's housing (when paint often contained lead) have the highest risk of lead poisoning. Small children often swallow paint chips or dust from lead-based paint.


Peeling Paint In Home (Overview)

Lead is found in: * House paint before 1978. Even if the paint is not peeling, it can be a problem. Lead paint is very dangerous when it is being stripped or sanded. These actions release fine lead dust into the air. Infants and children living in pre-1960's housing (when paint often contained lead) have the highest risk of lead poisoning. Small children often swallow paint chips or dust from lead-based paint.


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In the house for a few hours while bathrooms being painted. Used no voc paint. 31 weeks pregnant. Harmful?

In the house for a few hours while bathrooms being painted. Used no voc paint. 31 weeks pregnant. Harmful?

No: Latex based and low voc paint is safe to be around. Avoid oil-based paints and solvents. But even around the "safe" paints, you should keep the room well-ventilated and take breaks for fresh air every 20 mins or so. ...Read more

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Could soaking in bleach fade my skin?

Could soaking in bleach fade my skin?

Fading Skin: Using a bleach on your skin will not lighten your skin but will irritate your skin. Prescription bleaching cream contains hydroquinone. ...Read more

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Can u soak in a diluted bleach bath and kill scabies mites in your skin?

Can u soak in a diluted bleach bath and kill scabies mites in your skin?

No. Use Elimite (permethrin). : No, Elimite (permethrin) (Topical Permethrin) is generally used to treat scabies. It requires a prescription. Generally ALL household members should be treated simultaneously even if only one (or some) are itchy. Otherwise the treated individual is likely to become reinfected by the other individuals in the home who are infected but not yet itchy/symptomatic. ...Read more

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Having our several rooms painted (including all bathrooms) with no voc paint and caulk. I'm 31 weeks pregnant. Should i leave the house? For how long?

Having our several rooms painted (including all bathrooms) with no voc paint and caulk. I'm 31 weeks pregnant. Should i leave the house? For how long?

Painting : I would keep out of the house while you have the paint going on and drying. Keep the home well vented and you can come back once it is dry. Hope this helps and it is just my opinion. ...Read more

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Can paint fumes cause permanent damage five minutes Exposure? I believe it was latex paint not sure tho in was indoors at apartments

Can paint fumes cause permanent damage five minutes Exposure? I believe it was latex paint not sure tho in was indoors at apartments

Doubtful: NO. Latex paint would not be toxic unless allergic to its' components and 5 minutes is still a very brief exposure. ...Read more

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Tried a DIY remedy for toe nail fungus. Remember afterward how porous feet are. Concerned the bleach in the foot soak can affect my breastmilk?

Tried a DIY remedy for toe nail fungus. Remember afterward how porous feet are. Concerned the bleach in the foot soak can affect my breastmilk?

No problem: Bleach in a foot soak will NOT affect your breastmilk. Good luck with the treatment and congratulations on your baby. You are a good mother to be breastfeeding your child and asking questions to be safe. ...Read more

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Cleaner used bleach, water and vinegar and hydrogen peroxide separately but all in the bathroom. I'm 4 weeks pregnant.Should i worry about the fumes?

Cleaner used bleach, water and vinegar and hydrogen peroxide separately but all in the bathroom. I'm 4 weeks pregnant.Should i worry about the fumes?

Bleach is the only: One to worry about at all, and only if you inhaled it from the bottle and harmed yourself. I would not worry, especially if you smell nothing now. ...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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Ate orange-like fruit in peruvian jungle. chapped and dry lips and surrounding skin for over 7 days. ?

Ate orange-like fruit in peruvian jungle. chapped and dry lips and surrounding skin for over 7 days. ?

Contact Dermatitis: What you are describing sounds like a contact dermatitis (likely allergic contact dermatitis more so than irritant contact dermatitis). This can happen with some foods. Interestingly, there area certain foods that cross react with a latex allergy. These foods include Avocado, Banana, Chestnuts, Kiwi. Sometime the skin of a mango can cause this problem as well. If persists, seek medical help. ...Read more

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Are the fumes from salons bad if pregnant?

Are the fumes from salons bad if pregnant?

More likely no: If you feel nauseated and sick you should avoid them. If you are ok you should be fine. ...Read more