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Does radiation poisoning cause birth defects?
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Jaime Lopez
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Yes
This depends on how early in pregnancy the exposurem occurs, and how much radiation the pregnancy is exposed to.
The effect can be as severe as a complete miscarriage, if the exposure is early in pregnancy, or little to no effect if exposure occurs later.

In brief: Yes
This depends on how early in pregnancy the exposurem occurs, and how much radiation the pregnancy is exposed to.
The effect can be as severe as a complete miscarriage, if the exposure is early in pregnancy, or little to no effect if exposure occurs later.
Dr. Jaime Lopez
Dr. Jaime Lopez
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