Re: Breathing paint fumes
I think avoiding paint fumes is more for your benefit because the fumes can make you lightheaded, feel sick, etc. I think as long as the house is well ventilated (open some windows) you should be fine. I'm not certain, but that is my understanding. There might be a type of paint you want to avoid like oil based or something, but a simple google search would tell you. I think most paints you buy nowadays for painting your home are safe as long as you allow in lots of fresh air until it dries and the smell dissapates.