Airbrushing While Pregnant

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snazzycakes1 Posted 28 Sep 2012 , 1:54am
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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

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Sugarsweetcafe Posted 28 Sep 2012 , 3:31am
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congratulations on the baby icon_smile.gif To be honest this is something you really need to ask the doctor. Consult your doctor about this.

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doramoreno62 Posted 28 Sep 2012 , 5:29am
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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.

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jgifford Posted 28 Sep 2012 , 7:27pm
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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 icon_lol.gif ) but probably much less to be concerned about than the fumes you get from furniture polish, floor/toilet cleaner, etc.

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BakingIrene Posted 28 Sep 2012 , 8:16pm
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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.

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SkisandBakes Posted 28 Sep 2012 , 8:55pm
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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.

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snazzycakes1 Posted 13 Oct 2012 , 12:34am
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thank you all so very much for the congrats and advice!

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