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Is joint compound toxic? We are using in babies room.

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 23, 2013 01:08 AM
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Our home is from the 1800's and we had ceiling damage in our babies nursery. We were going to repair it and started with taking the peeling paint (that was deleaded) off the ceiling and applying joint compound. We decided not to finish the project because our daughter is sleeping so poorly out of her nursery. Should we be concerned about leaving dry joint compound on the ceiling? Does it pose a health risk to her?




 

 

Our home is from the 1800's and we had ceiling damage in our babies nursery. We were going to repair it and started with taking the peeling paint (that was deleaded) off the ceiling and applying joint compound. We decided not to finish the project because our daughter is sleeping so poorly out of her nursery. Should we be concerned about leaving dry joint compound on the ceiling? Does it pose a health risk to her?

Most joint compounds are simply made from gypsum which is inert.

  • Some manufacturers do add other chemicals to make it easier to sand, etc so you may wish to check the...

 

 

 
 
 

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