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Can I be around paint fumes during my pregnancy? We're repainting our house so can I help my husband?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Latex paint, Yes

Latex paint is water based and soap washable and generally does not produce "fumes" that can harm a pregnancy after the first trimester. I would not expose the pregnancy to oil based paint fumes during any trimester of the pregnancy.
I would wear a mask if helping paint with your husband as a further precaution and again not during the first trimester of pregnancy.

In brief: Latex paint, Yes

Latex paint is water based and soap washable and generally does not produce "fumes" that can harm a pregnancy after the first trimester. I would not expose the pregnancy to oil based paint fumes during any trimester of the pregnancy.
I would wear a mask if helping paint with your husband as a further precaution and again not during the first trimester of pregnancy.
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