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How long can I be around paint thinner fumes safely?

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Dr. Richard Gajdowski
Dr. Spurlock is correct. When a water-based paint is not suitable for the project and the area to be painted does not lend itself to be able to ensure adequate ventilation, then a paint respirator should be used that can range in cost from 20-30 dollars to several hundred for one that has an independent air supply. Paint thinner is also a skin irritant, so personal protective gear is advised
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