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And why does xray cause birth defects?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: DNA damage.

Mutations are sometimes caused by ionizing radiation (x-rays, ct-scans) applied to the maternal abdomen/pelvis during sensitive gestational periods (particularly 4-12 weeks).
The actual mechanism is damage to the dna by the radiation beam.

In brief: DNA damage.

Mutations are sometimes caused by ionizing radiation (x-rays, ct-scans) applied to the maternal abdomen/pelvis during sensitive gestational periods (particularly 4-12 weeks).
The actual mechanism is damage to the dna by the radiation beam.
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Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Damage to DNA

During early development, the x-rays can disrupt the genetic part of the cells in the embryo enough to become incompatible with life or become changed enough to cause anomalies called birth defects.

In brief: Damage to DNA

During early development, the x-rays can disrupt the genetic part of the cells in the embryo enough to become incompatible with life or become changed enough to cause anomalies called birth defects.
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