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Does Exposure To Chemicals Cause Congenital Abnormalities
Congenital malformation is aphysical defect present in a baby at birth that can involve many different parts of the body, including the brain, heart, lungs, liver, bones, and intestinal tract. Congenital malformation can be genetic, it can result from exposure of the fetus to a malforming agent (such as alcohol), or it can ...Read more
No: According to the national institute of health and our government who reviewed all the literature. The answer was there is little evidence of reproductive or developmental toxicity. ...Read more
Phthalates contains chemicals known to the state of california to cause cancer. Do they cause birth defects or other?
Don't know: We need well done scientific study to prove safety of phthalates. ...Read more
Will all exposure to radiation during treatments for tumors cause damage to DNA or is it possible that the DNA are not affected (no mutations, etc.)?
Can a long-term exposure to vapors of certain chemicals (e.G. Acrylic acid) cause an erectile dysfunction in men?
Doubtful: Despite the 'pop' idea that 'chemicals' cause everything, if this were the explanation the same thing would be happening to the other men who work the same job. Erectile dysfunction has a variety of causes. If your favorite thoughts / pictures / videos / partner(s) don't get you hard like they should, a full checkup including hemochromatosis and prolactinoma screening is in order. ...Read more
Does warming food in microwave destroy the vitamins or minerals? secondly does it causes any other harmful impact ie; cause cancer?thanks
It's fine: Minerals -- not at all. They can only be destroyed in a nuclear reactor. Vitamins -- maybe a little, notably vitamin C, but you probably get plenty. Causing cancer? That's internet scare hoax stuff. Taking proper care of your food is key to avoid food-borne illness. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which stage in human fertilisation/conception/pregnancy period does susceptibility to environmental factors that may contribute/cause defects start?
Before conception: The woman is born with all the eggs she will ever have and they mature over her lifetime until either released or lost.All exposure to chemicals/radiation/illnesses during a woman's life impact the egg quality.Once released to conception, the environmental influences on outcome are continuous.Some are time specific (thalidomide-5-7 wks) some are continuous (alcohol). ...Read more
May be,: Yes, but more studies are needed. The concern of chemicals effecting sexual function has largely been done in animals until 2009, the effects of ed from exposure to bisphenol-a (bpa), an industrial chemical used in plastic industry, were studied and reported, revealing: the exposed (high level of 50 x) workers have 4 x and 7 x more to suffer from ed ; ejaculatory dysfunction than the non-exposed. ...Read more
Sometimes: Exposure to harsh chemicals can cause damage to the skin. Even repeated exposure to water or work related chemicals can cause damage to the skin. Pollution can have van irritant effect on facial skin and cleaning the face with a gentle cleanser and the use of emollients can help in minimizing damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None are known: The stuff about electric power lines, microwave ovens and cell phones isn't generally accepted by the scientific community and don't fit with what we know about cancer. From time to time there is talk of an epidemiologic link. If ct scans and/or pesticides are placing people at extra risk, the increased risk is not striking. There's inconsistent data for solvents & nitrites. ...Read more
They can/some don't: Congenital heart defects include a number of conditions that vary greatly in their impact on final growth. The more severe the defect, the more likely it will require multiple surgeries and impair the bodies strength & growth. The cyanotic or blue baby group of defects are more likely to do this.Some defects, like the common small VSD self correct & seldom if ever alter the patients life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that cellphone use during pregnancy (close to the body especially belly) can cause brain development defects or issues issues on fetus?
Could prolonged exposure to the elevated temperatures of jacuzzis cause damage to the male reproductive system?
Sperm: It may temporarily but not long term. ...Read more
Yes: It depends on the amount of exposure and the timing in the pregnancy. Early on in the pregnancy, radiation poisoning will likely lead to a miscarriage. Later on in the pregnancy, radiation poisoning can lead to death or growth disturbances or congenital malformations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age, strain,genetics: Marijuana is hazardous for young people- regular users will have lower iq til about age 17. Some people become very anxious from it- this is related to your genetics/constitution but can also be influenced by the strain as diff. Strains have varying ratios of thc, cbd etc, thus some are more calming ; agitating. Like all medicines, what helps some can harm others ; it is not for everybody! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How some drugs cause birth defect in pregnant womans?.Can it alter a baby's normal growth by producing some chemicals or change DNA & cause mutation?
All of the above: All of the things you mentioned can happen. In addition, some drugs can block certain steps in the formation of proteins needed to build the body, and then abnormal proteins form and defects occur. There are sooooo many different ways drugs and chemicals can affect the growing body - we probably don't even know al of them yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes brain aneurysm and how to prevent them? Are they pathologic or genetic related disease?
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