Mom's Job May Increase Risk of Birth Defects

The kids of custodians and chemists may be at greater risk for some birth defects than children of parents with other occupations, researchers say. In a survey of mothers of children with birth defects, those who were janitors or scientists were more likely to have children with certain conditions, Michele Herdt-Losavio of the New York State Department of Health and colleagues reported online in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Herdt-Losavio said her team didn't assess what...Full Story
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