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Season of conception linked to birth defect risk

Birth defect rates in the United States are highest for women conceiving in the spring and summer – the time when pesticide levels in surface water across the country reach their peak. Writing in the medical journal Acta P�diatrica, the researchers explain how they reached their conclusions by analyzing all 30.1 million births that occurred […]

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Genital birth defect blamed on hairspray

Pregnant women that are exposed to hairspray in the workplace have more than double the risk of having a son with the penile defect hypospadias, report researchers in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. Hypospadias, one of the most common genital birth defects, is where the urinary opening is displaced to the underside of the penis. […]

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