Is resin safe to use during pregnancy?

is resin safe to use during pregnancy

Is resin safe to use during pregnancy?

Good question!  Using resin can be a fun way to spend a creative afternoon.  It does, however, require certain safety precautions.  Here are a few things to consider when deciding whether or not to use resin while you are pregnant:

Carefully review the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for the resin(s) you are considering.

In addition to listing the chemicals contained in the resin that may cause harm, these sheets also list safety precautions recommended when using the products.  A very important note here, just because a resin says it is natural, eco-friendly, non-toxic, etc. does not mean it is safe for use, during pregnancy or otherwise, without proper precautions.  It is important that you learn everything you can about the product and follow the recommended safety procedures.  At a minimum, you need to wear safety gloves and work in a well-ventilated area.

Talk with your healthcare provider about whether or not the resin product is safe for you to use.

Providing additional information, like the SDS mentioned above, will help that person understand any risks you may encounter when using the product.

Learn how to use resin safely.

Be sure you understand all of the resin safety precautions you need to take when creating with resin.

If you are looking for additional information to help you make a decision, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has information about reproductive health and the workplace.

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7 thoughts on “Is resin safe to use during pregnancy?

  1. EVERYONE SHOULD REMEMBER THAT THOSE FUMES YOU BREATH IN GO DIRECTLY TO YOUR BLOODSTREAM AND THROUGH THE BRAIN AND BODY WITHIN SECONDS. RESIN ON THE SKIN TAKES LONGER BUT CAN STILL HAVE EFFECTS.

  2. Lol, I used resin throughout both my pregnancys… and both my kids are great and healthy 🙂 if that makes anyone feel any better hahaha. I never have used masks or gloves or anything but I use such small amounts and really not that often I never have had an issue 🙂

    1. Nicole, Im about 7 weeks… i use about 1 /4 or less in a solo cup to fill several amall molds and then im done til they can be pulled…so low risk since dont use like say all day??

    2. Thank you so much! I plan on starting my resin business within a month or so. But I’m also trying for baby #2!! Lol

  3. Does anyone work with polyester resin? I just found out that I’m pregnant and told my boss that I would prefer to not be in the studio on the days that he casts or sands resin. I am currently wearing my 3M-OV, AG, P 100 respirator daily, due to potentially hovering fumes from the resin/acetone drums and resin dust. I found online that the toxicity is predominantly harmful during the mixing and curing stage, but I’m having a hard time finding info on any harmful affects (for the pregnancy) during or after the sanding phase. I realize there are no guarantees; I just want to be as safe as possible. Any suggestions?

    1. Hi Jodi, I appreciate that you want to be safe during this time. You should contact the resin manufacturer for a safety data sheet, then have a conversation with your medical provider.

  4. Hi… I am 7 week pregnent.. resin is my life … cannot afford to imagine to leave it for a year.. i work with it only for an hour or so just make small small things.. can i continue doing so.. pls suggest

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