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3 Weeks pregnant with job at pesticide facility...

Postby utvolman99 » Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:50 am

My wife is 3 weeks pregnant and works as a manager at a pesticide facility. The facility makes herbicides, fugicides and incecticides. She is currently reviewing the plants MSDS's but none of the chemicals on site are rated as a developmental toxin. What should she do to protect the baby? If there is no information contained in the MSDS files should she be okay? Is there anywhere other than the MSDS documentation she should be looking for information?

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Re: 3 Weeks pregnant with job at pesticide facility...

Postby Debbie Miller, RN » Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:49 pm

There is still so much we don't know about these things but I would start with a teratology information program such as otispregnancy.org whose job it is to be aware of potential exposures in pregnancy and breastfeeding. They link in to national registries for information about effects on the fetus if any are known. There are local organizations as well. In Utah there is the Pregnancy Risk Line - a hotline for information. Perhaps there is a similar program where you live. You may try your local health department or environmental health program, which may be affiliated with the state health department. Look under titles such as teratology services or information.

I'm sorry I can't be more helpful but it seems logical that she should limit her exposure as much as possible and consider getting a good respirator mask as well.

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