I'm wondering if anyone has any information on the safety of painting with oil and acrylic paint while pregnant. I've done my best with google, but I don't feel like I was able to find anything solid. I've looked at MSDS sheets but I'm just not sure what is safe or unsafe for pregnancy, since pregnancy isn't addressed specifically on there.
My situation is that I share a studio space with an oil painter and I use acrylics. The room is small and not very well ventilated, especially in the winter when it would be freezing to open windows. She doesn't use turpentine thinner but does use an odorless (bob ross brand) paint thinner when painting. (which probably isn't great)
I also read someone online saying that their doctor told them that acrylic artist paints where not good to use during pregnancy either.
I guess I'm trying to decide if I need to let go of this studio space for a while AND whether or not I should take a break from my acrylic paints (& acrylic varnish).
I am TTC and not currently pregnant, so I don't have a doctor to ask right now, but this is something I need to decide on soon.