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Are metal detectors safe for pregnant women?

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Posted on Tue, 21 Aug 2018
Question: HI ..My wife is 15weeks pregnant. I just wanted to know if metal detector in mall is safe for pregnant women. she has passed through a hand metal detector, is there any risk?
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It's safe.

Detailed answer:

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

I have gone through your question and understand the concerns.
Short exposure to the metal detector is completely safe.
It has no active harmful radiations.
There is nothing to worry as it has no adverse effects on the mother or the fetus.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr. Deepti Verma, OBGYN, Maternal and Fetal Medicine
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Brief Answer: It's safe. Detailed answer: Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. I have gone through your question and understand the concerns. Short exposure to the metal detector is completely safe. It has no active harmful radiations. There is nothing to worry as it has no adverse effects on the mother or the fetus. Hope I have answered your query. Take care Dr. Deepti Verma, OBGYN, Maternal and Fetal Medicine