i use an airbrush on a pretty regular basis. i just found out i am pregnant, and worry about if it effects the baby. i was curious since its edible? is it bad? i have ventilation but not tons, as i probably do 3-5 cakes a week with airbrushing. tia
congratulations on the baby
Yes I agree, consult your doctor. Everytime I airbrush I breath in the paint and who knows if it is bad for you. I know this because once I airbrushed a cake with blue, then in the afternoon I went to get an upper lip wax. While I was being waxed, the waxer kept looking up my nose until she finally asked me why in the world would I dye my nose hairs blue!!! I almost fell off the table, laughing!!! Truly an OMG moment! Now I wear a filter mask when I airbrush.
Congratulations! So happy for you. You're probably not in any danger since the coloring is edible/food safe/whatever - - but as said before, check with your doctor. This stuff is going in your lungs (and nose
The liquid colours should be OK in the amount you use. The metallic and pearl colours might need better ventilation. Your normal over-the-oven fan if vented to the outside is good enough.
Wearing a mask is a good idea anyway, the cheap ones from the local hardware are good enough to keep the food colour out of your lungs.
I tried to find the list of ingredients...no go. You should ermail your manufacturer of your usual brand to find out.
In my previous life - before kids - I practiced Occupational Health and Safety. I agree that you should wear some form of safety protection while spraying with an airbrush. An N95 dust mist mask should probably do the trick but I would recommend that you contact the manufacturer of the specific product you use for a recommendation. Talking to your doctor is also a really good idea.
thank you all so very much for the congrats and advice!