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Building work dust dangerous for newborn?

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poopantsmum Fri 16-Sep-11 08:06:21

Just wondered whether anyone knows if the dust from building work can trigger asthma or lung/ health problems in a newborn baby?

We have 8 weeks of work to do starting almost exactly when DC2 is born, needs to be done sometime and the sooner the better.... thks

ellangirl Sat 17-Sep-11 15:45:45

I wouldn't risk it personally, I suppose it depends what kind of work it is. When is your baby due? Could it be done before?

narmada Sat 17-Sep-11 22:49:01

Can it wait a little while until the baby is a bit older? Not so much for health reasons but blimey, there's no way on earth I would want building work going on with a newborn and another child to look after, not unless the house was about to fall down! Sorry, prob not that helpful but....also, will you want the noise if you're trying to catch up on precious sleep???!

mylovelymonster Sun 18-Sep-11 10:01:56

It is not a good idea to expose a new set of lungs to building dust. The eight weeks of work may well run on a bit longer. Then there is the noise, disruption, and trying to care for a new-born & DC1 in that situation would be hazardous and a nightmare.
Can you not move out during the work? Relatives? Friends? Rent?

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