Risks from renovating?

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Registered: 03-01-2011
Risks from renovating?
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Wed, 08-31-2011 - 9:44am

Hi Ladies,

Just wondering if anyone knows whether dust from renovating can pose a risk to the baby. I read a short paragraph in a parenting magazine that said to avoid renovating dust when you're pregnant. My DH is currently finishing our basement so there's a lot of drywall dust around and I just moved to a new office where there's still some construction going on around the building. Should I be taking some kind of precaution?

TIA!

Trish

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Registered: 03-01-2011
Thu, 09-01-2011 - 11:53am

Thanks Sunni. That makes me feel better!

Trish

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Registered: 12-09-1999
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 4:46pm
If it's just fresh drywall, I wouldn't worry too much. Old houses (like mine) have a risk of lead paint and asbestos so that's when I'd worry.
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