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Just found out that military babies born with birth defects may be linked to anthrax and gases/ is this true?

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Dr. Scott McLean
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In brief: No

Children born to us servicemembers do have birth defects, but not more often than any other group: 3/100 births.
These questions about parents' exposure to chemicals, infections, or stress during war - from vietnam to the present - have been studied within the us military and by outside agencies and contractors. Some anecdotes seem alarming, but no unusual scientific findings have been reported.

In brief: No

Children born to us servicemembers do have birth defects, but not more often than any other group: 3/100 births.
These questions about parents' exposure to chemicals, infections, or stress during war - from vietnam to the present - have been studied within the us military and by outside agencies and contractors. Some anecdotes seem alarming, but no unusual scientific findings have been reported.
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