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What are the repercussion of inhaling kerosene fumes during pregnancy?

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Dr. Aarti Abraham

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Posted on Thu, 22 Sep 2016 in Women's Health
Question: I am 19 weeks pregnant, and for the last couple of weeks, have been sleeping in a room with a broken heater, which is emitting a mild smell of kerosene. Is this dangerous for my pregnancy?
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
As below

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
So far very minor amount of the kerosene has been inhaled by you.
Since you have faced no side effects so far, the baby should be alright.
Do not worry at all.
Just avoid doing this in the future.
Replace or fix your heater so that there is no further exposure.
All the best.
Please feel free to discuss further.
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