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When Is Paint Dangerous
A friend asked me to help paint their house. I would have to bring my 4m old. Would it be dangerous for her to be around the fumes?
How dangerous is to live next door to a home, specifically a garage where paint thinner/paint are used daily and for hours at a time? I have a 9mo old
Unlikely: Fumes could affect you NEXT DOOR....usually harmful in ENCLOSED SPACE! Its NOT unusual to SMELL these solvents for long distances. SMELL alone is not dangerous! ...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 more
Only if the enamel..: ...Is in itself toxic. Oaxacan pottery, from mexico, is a famous offender. ...Read more
My house was painted inside, and its been a week since the paint has dried, is it dangerous to sleep in my home, even if it smells, I have a baby?
I am a really sweaty person and its really gross, but now my under arm swear smells like... Paint! Is that normal? Is it dangerous?
Sweating pits, odor: Many people have fairly vigorous perspiration in armpits ; most self conscious of odor. Worse if bacteria end up in blocked sweat glands like lumps/ pimples (if this happening do not "pop". Seek treatment, use hot compresses, avoid antiperspirants.) otherwise try clinical strength aluminum base antipersperants 21%. One rare cond. Trimethylaminuria (tmau) metabolic sweat changes by diet. ...Read more
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?
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
I am curious as to why you asked your question. I would advise that no paint should be swallowed.
If you have small children then protecting them from fresh or drying paint is important. If they have been exposed and are not ill you may be lucky. If they are ill and this has occurred please get them to the pediatrician. ...Read more
Toxins: You should always be in a well ventilated area when you are exposed to fumes. Do what you have to do to get away from petroleum fumes as soon as you can. There really is no safe exposure. ...Read more
Don't think so: Need the right light and use it to extend daylight am & pm. ...Read more
Nothing good: They could die or at least suffer major damage. ...Read more
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
Get a lead level: Lead is very toxic and can cause serious problems. If you have ingested lead, have your doc check a blood lead level. ...Read more
LEAD POISONING?: If he just tasted it probably no problem, otherwise he starts vomiting. Paint is lead so make sure to check lead next time you see md. ...Read more
Lead and skin: Linda is a dangerous substance leading to many different anatomical and physiological problems. It is rarely a promo for adults but it can be. Some of the great painters who used to use lead paint did have a problem which resulted in their demise. Do not wear anything which exposes you to lead. Talk to your doctor or a toxicologist about any exposures you may have had already. ...Read more
Heel Pain.: Painful heels can be caused by many different conditions. More information is needed to get to the cause of your pain before a successful treatment can be instituted. To remove all doubt, have a foot specialist evaluate your feet. ...Read more
Not sure: But you need to see your doctor and make sure your heart is ok. ...Read more
Lead paint: Yes. Test paint for lead. Follow local laws on removing lead paint. ...Read more
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