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Old 01-17-2018, 07:34 PM
 
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I live in a town home and my neighbor is currently refinishing their hardwood floors with polyurethane. My house reaks of it. I am 5 weeks pregnant. Should we go to a hotel ? They will be doing another coat tomorrow too. What would you do ??
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:26 PM
 
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I live in a town home and my neighbor is currently refinishing their hardwood floors with polyurethane. My house reaks of it. I am 5 weeks pregnant. Should we go to a hotel ? They will be doing another coat tomorrow too. What would you do ??
Years ago I had a neighbor do that. That stuff really stinks, and the smell carries far from where it is used. It is a smell that just hangs in the air.


You should call your ob/gyn, but personally, if it was me, I would not want to breathe that chemical, pregnant or not.
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Old 01-20-2018, 01:49 AM
 
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That's a nasty stench. I remember being pregnant and living in an apartment and maintenance along with whoever they hired were getting the apartment ready to rent out before Thanksgiving (ugh). So, they were in a rush and they put on new coats of stuff and boy, it smelled. I wish I would've had somewhere else to go as breathing in all of whatever they were redoing over there didn't feel too good.

If you can afford a hotel, I would totally say go for it to avoid breathing in those fumes. It's not good for anybody.
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Old 01-20-2018, 07:49 AM
 
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We stayed in a hotel the first night but decided to stay here after. Our third floor where we sleep doesn't smell as bad so been hanging up there with the fans going. Called poison control and march of dimes for advice and they said should be okay since it's not our house with the work so not a direct exposure and it should only be dangerous with long term exposure. Hope they are right !!
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:38 PM
 
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That's a nasty stench. I remember being pregnant and living in an apartment and maintenance along with whoever they hired were getting the apartment ready to rent out before Thanksgiving (ugh). So, they were in a rush and they put on new coats of stuff and boy, it smelled. I wish I would've had somewhere else to go as breathing in all of whatever they were redoing over there didn't feel too good.

If you can afford a hotel, I would totally say go for it to avoid breathing in those fumes. It's not good for anybody.
How are you doing now? Been dealing with a landlord that is renovating apartments and applying polyurethane/varnish and not ventilating. My place has smelled bad for months - not intense, but the smell always seems to be sort of lingering.
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Old 01-22-2018, 01:26 PM
 
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How are you doing now? Been dealing with a landlord that is renovating apartments and applying polyurethane/varnish and not ventilating. My place has smelled bad for months - not intense, but the smell always seems to be sort of lingering.
I'm okay, not sure about OP though o_o

When they renovated apartments here, it was just the one next door near Thanksgiving and thankfully they were done before then. I wish they would have ventilated that apartment a bit better though. I absolutely hate the chemical-y smells. Sorry to hear your problem has been going on so much longer, I can't even imagine =/
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