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    Brief exposure to oil-based paint

    Hello. The other day my husband was touching up a cabinet in our home with a tiny bottle of what we suspect is oil-based paint left to us by our builder. I accidently knocked it over and without thinking grabbed paper towel to clean it up. It ended up all over my hands. I quickly went to scrub it off which was difficult but it did eventually come off. Meanwhile I inhaled some of the fumes while scrubbing it off my hands. After about five min of scrubbing I left the room and opened a door. The room was a large great room with high ceilings that wasn't closed off at all. I am concerned about 1. the exposure from it being on my hands. and 2. the exposure from fumes. All in all I was exposed for about five minutes. I am 18 weeks pregnant.

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    Oh and my question is, do you think this could have hurt the baby

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    Hello kebo41,

    Thank you for your post and congratulations on your pregnancy.

    Whilst it is best to avoid oil-based paint in pregnancy, such a short exposure time is highly unlikely to have had any affect on your baby. This is even more the case given you were not in a small, confined space.

    Wishing you a happy, healthy rest of pregnancy.
    Warm wishes,
    LJ

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