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Health effects of prenatal radiation exposure.

  title={Health effects of prenatal radiation exposure.},
  author={Pamela M. Williams and Stacy Fletcher},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={82 5},
Pregnant women are at risk of exposure to nonionizing and ionizing radiation resulting from necessary medical procedures, workplace exposure, and diagnostic or therapeutic interventions before the pregnancy is known. Nonionizing radiation includes microwave, ultrasound, radio frequency, and electromagnetic waves. In utero exposure to nonionizing radiation is not associated with significant risks; therefore, ultrasonography is safe to perform during pregnancy. Ionizing radiation includes… 

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