Regards from doctorspring.
I understand that the activity is already done a few months prior, and till now you have no ailments that may be associated with paint. I do not think there is any reason to concerned at this stage.
Latex paints are environment and health friendly. So no issues there.(some latex paints used for exteriors might contain mercury, but companies are coming down on mercury content)
Lead will be present only in old paints probably before 1980s. I would suggest NIOSH-certified disposable respirator with a HEPA filter (N-100), HEPA filter-equipped vacuum cleaner as regular household vacuums may release harmful lead particles into the air, Wet-sanding equipment (e.g., spray mister), wet/dry abrasive paper, and wet sanding sponges for "wet-methods."
I will also recommend protective clothing such as coveralls, shoe covers, hats, goggles, face shields, and gloves or clean work clothes and launder them separately, this will help in preventing lead tracking you inside your home.
Hope this helps
Feel free to ask followups
Dr. Jacob George P
Patient replied :
In regards to the number of doors I worked on (2), if tHey did contain lead paint what symptoms could have I experienced?
The symptoms of lead inhalation are very non specific. There are no specific symptoms of lead poisoning.
The common symptoms are related to stomach and nerves. Patient will usually have abdominal cramps, anemia, constipation, headache, irritability, reduced appetite muscle weakness, nerve paralysis, seizures and even a comatosed state.
Anemia may be manifested as increased fatiguability, and breathlessness on exertion. A blood examination will show small red blood cells
Hope this has helped
Dr.Jacob George P
Patient replied :
I created a chalkboard using an old door and what I thought was latex based chalkboard paint, but was actually oil based paint. Can you tell me if this type of chalkboard is safe for children to use once the paint is dry. Our two year old grand-daughter recently drew on the chalkboard I had made, and when she was finished she had a bit of black residue on her hands (she used white chalk).
We immediately cleaned her hands, but I am concerned and want to ask if there was anything else we should have done and be reassured that she is safe health-wise. I also want to know if it would be safe for her to use the chalkboard again.
Regards from doctor spring.
If you ask my personal opinion, I would say I would not prefer my kid playing with a oil paint based chalk board.
If you ask a scientific opinion, then the harm is less. The problem is when we disturb the paint to particulate matter, which involves scraping the paint down. As long as the kid does not tamper with the paint, or the added coating you have given it, she is safe. But as a parent, I will be keeping an eye on kids, as you never know when they will feel an urge to see whats behind the layer of paint!
What you did was sufficient and you need not worry about that episode. If she does use the chalkboard make sure it is dry and also that the paint is not chipping and that she does not put her hands in her mouth after that.
I hope this has helped.
DR.Jacob George P