Chemical exposure in Syria tied to miscarriages, birth defects

March 12, 2015 5:24 PM

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Chemical exposure in Syria tied to miscarriages, birth defects

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pregnant women exposed to chemical weapons during the August 2013 attack in Syria were much more likely to miscarry or deliver prematurely, new findings show.

The study also found a high rate of serious birth defects among babies whose mothers had been exposed to poison gas. “This is a starting point, and I hope that it opens the door for way more research and study,” Dr. Sawsan Jabri, one of the study’s authors, told Reuters Health in a telephone intervi...

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