Is it Safe to Use Gloss Paint in Pregnancy?

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Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
Is it safe to decorate my home during pregnancy using gloss paint?

ANSWER

We don't recommend exposure to any unnecessary chemicals during pregnancy. If it's water-based (latex) paint and you are in a place where you can keep all the windows open and fan out the fumes, it is probably safe.

-- Cynthia, CNM