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Are paint fumes dangerous to kids?

Are paint fumes dangerous to kids?

To everyone: Paint fumes, in concentrated enough and lengthy enough form can harm the body - particularly the liver and sometimes the lung. ...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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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?

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?

Depends: Most indoor paints are latex & considered non toxic. Some smaller infants are more sensitive to fumes than other and can develop congestion and a cough if these are noticeable. The basic rule is if you can smell it, good or bad, it can make baby congested/cough. ...Read more

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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

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

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Is it dangerous for babies to be exposed to lead paint?

Is it dangerous for babies to be exposed to lead paint?

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

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Is food cooking on painted cookware (enamel) dangerous as toys with lead paint?

Is food cooking on painted cookware (enamel) dangerous as toys with lead paint?

Only if the enamel..: ...Is in itself toxic. Oaxacan pottery, from mexico, is a famous offender. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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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Is paint thinner deadly to you?

Is paint thinner deadly to you?

Potentially: Ingestion of paint thinner can cause major problems and even be fatal. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of lead paint exposure?

What are the dangers of lead paint exposure?

Anemia: Lead paint from toys, cookware glazes, peeling paint, or even collected in the dust/dirt around buildings has been shown to interfere with red blood cell production, causing anemia. ...Read more

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Is lead free paint harmful if swallowed wet?

Is lead free paint harmful if swallowed wet?

Swallowing paint: 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

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How long can I be around paint thinner fumes safely?

How long can I be around paint thinner fumes safely?

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

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Could painting my room a brighter color help with my sad?

Could painting my room a brighter color help with my sad?

Don't think so: Need the right light and use it to extend daylight am & pm. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to clay, paint and glue at the same time?

Can you be allergic to clay, paint and glue at the same time?

Yes: There might be a common ingredient in each of these products that is causing an allergic reaction. Dyes, etc. Check ingredients. ...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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What happens if you might have consumed a small amount of lead paint?

What happens if you might have consumed a small amount of lead paint?

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

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My toddler ate just a little of my acrylic art paint. Should I worry?

My toddler ate just a little of my acrylic art paint. Should I worry?

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

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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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What would happen if I wore earrings suspected of containing lead paint?

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

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What can I do if heels are painting. Can u suggest me any exercise for it?

What can I do if heels are painting. Can u suggest me any exercise for it?

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