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Is it safe to use an exterminator during pregnancy?

Is it safe to have insects exterminated while pregnant?

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Is it safe to have insects exterminated while pregnant?

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Think about the word exterminate. When that masked man comes into your house (or throws a giant circus-size tent over it), he’s got one goal: to kill. You probably want to steer clear of that mess.

Research published in Environmental Health Perspectives suggests that limiting pesticide exposure when pregnant may be linked to a reduction in childhood cancers for baby (as is limiting your child’s exposure to pesticides once he’s outside of your body). According to Hilda Hutcherson, MD, clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center, it’s not safe for anyone -- pregnant or not -- to be around when the pest-control dude is doing his thing. So, if you’re overrun with pests and simply have to call the exterminator, practice extreme caution. Afterward, be sure to air the place properly following your extermination professional’s instructions.

Plus, more from The Bump:

Insect Bites in Babies

What's Safe (and What's Not) During Pregnancy

9 Biggest Pregnancy Myths

Jenna McCarthy

Is it safe to use an exterminator during pregnancy?

Firs of all you should ask about some pest control information if it's safe or not. I guess you wouldn't like to harm yourself or your baby.

deanjohnson |

Is it safe to use an exterminator during pregnancy?

As far as I heard, pesticides are not good to our health and especially for a pregnant woman. Anyway, if you want to use an exterminator during pregnancy, you should think twice and make a better informed decision.

deanjohnson |

Is it safe to use an exterminator during pregnancy?

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