Question by  Devonne (17)

Is it safe to help with fiberglass insulation of a basement when you are pregnant?

I am pregnant and we are finishing the basement, I am concerned that if I work with the insulation I could harm my baby.


Answer by  Mary (2095)

When working with fiberglass any person should wear gloves and a facemask to avoid any fragments that may become airborn. You should also work where it is well venelated to avoid concentrated fragments that are in the air. If you work under these conditions, the only other procaution you should take it to not over work yourself.


Answer by  SashaDarkCloud (5764)

I personally would not think that it is a good idea. When in doubt, don't do. Though if you really want to help out, you can call your doctor and ask for his/her opinion on the matter. That is the best person to get advice about you and your baby's health.


Answer by  tatataterri (203)

Fiberglass insulation has chemicals in it that can be toxic to an unborn baby. It is best to not help and to stay out of the basement.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Avoid any contact with the insulation. Ask someone else to help out with the project. Breathing insulation in isn't good for your or the baby.


Answer by  alrac (197)

The fiberglass is going to be more of a problem for you than the baby. Protect yourself and the baby will most likely be fine.

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