Prenatal Exposure to Atomic Radiation and Brain Damage *

  title={Prenatal Exposure to Atomic Radiation and Brain Damage *},
  author={M. Otake and H. Yoshimaru and W. Schull},
  journal={Congenital Anomalies},
  • M. Otake, H. Yoshimaru, W. Schull
  • Published 1989
  • Medicine
  • Congenital Anomalies
  • Abstract Evaluation of data on the frequency of severe mental retardation among prenatally exposed survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the performance of such survivors on intelligence tests and in school has shown the most striking effects on the developing brain of exposure to ionizing radiation to occur among those individuals exposed in the 8th through the 15th, and the 16th through the 25th week after fertilization. This is true under the earlier T65DR and the… CONTINUE READING
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