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Worked in chemical lab. Is it possible that chemicals may have passed to unborn child?

Worked in chemical lab in zinc mine, doing Organic Entrainment and extraction, depha analysis, acid titrations, Worked with chemicals such as organics, S-316 (inorganic solvent ), sulphuric acid 95%, TSS , TDS, Fluoride titrations. Is it possible by any means that something might have passed to my unborn child, causing her to be born with congenital cataract , had pancreatitis also and abses in stomach, operated twice after birth for this. My email adres is YYYY@YYYY Trying to understand what caused all that, please help if you can
Asked On : Sun, 17 Jun 2012
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Hi,
Thanks for your query
Yes, they can be teratogenic to the baby ,although their role as teratogens is not established.
Congenital defects may have genetic, infectious, toxic, or traumatic causes. In most cases, no certain cause can be identified. So in order to prevent congenital anomalies, one must reduce exposure to potential teratogens before pregnancy is recognized (i.e. preconceptionally and in the first few weeks of pregnancy). Folic acid should be started before pregnancy.

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Answered: Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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