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  QUESTION: Was the foetus affected from sanding of bed head ? 10 Jan 2006, WA Australia

I have been sanding a bed head for my 18 month old son and am currently 21 weeks pregnant. I thought the bed paint may have been dangerous so I have had someone else try to remove the paint. He has since told me the undercoat is "red lead". Should I be worried? Is there anything I can do?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jane"
To: The LEAD Group
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 12:08 PM
Subject: Re: Was the foetus affected from sanding of bed head ??
Thankyou very much for the information. I have really appreciated reading your very informative website and your prompt answer has really helped.
kind regards
NSWER: 11 Jan 2006

Hello Jane
From what you have written I would suggest you go for a Blood Lead Test from your GP and also to ask your Obstetrician for a Chord Blood Lead Test at the time of birth which would give you the lead level in the blood of the baby and yourself. The tolerable Lead level is suggested as 10 micrograms/decilitre. This test would be the primary thing to go for.
I hope that the sanding of the bed head must not have done much harm to yourself and the baby but your blood lead result will demonstrate precisely your lead exposure.
Wish you a very healthy baby.
Yours Sincerely
Elizabeth O'Brien
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