In utero exposure to A-bomb radiation and mental retardation; a reassessment.

@article{Otake1984InUE,
  title={In utero exposure to A-bomb radiation and mental retardation; a reassessment.},
  author={Masanori Otake and William Jack Schull},
  journal={The British journal of radiology},
  year={1984},
  volume={57 677},
  pages={409-14}
}
The prevalence of mental retardation in children exposed in utero to the atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki has been re-evaluated in reference to gestational age and tissue dose in the fetus. There was no risk at 0-8 weeks post-conception. The highest risk of forebrain damage occurred at 8-15 weeks of gestational age, the time when the most rapid proliferation of neuronal elements and when most, if not all, neuroblast migration to the cerebral cortex from the proliferative zones is… CONTINUE READING

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