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what leads to most birth defects?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Alcohol: The avoidable agent best known for producing a variety of birth defects is alcohol.The spectrum of defects varies considerably with the amount consumed during pregnancy.The most involved are born to alcoholic mothers while as few as 2 drinks a day has a a significant risk. Defects vary from decreased intellect, heart, skeletal, facial and numerous other features., .
Answered on Mar 20, 2014

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Dr. James Ferguson
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And your question is: If you have a specific question please ask it. As written this collection of words does not provide enough detail to be an answerable question.
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