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Does having lead exposure hurt an unborn child

Patient: If you have lead exposure and found out you are pregnant. Should I be concerned

 

 

Doctor: Lead exposure during pregnancy can be potentially dangerous. It can pass through the placenta and lead to behaviour prob lems, developmental problems as well as other cognitive defects. You need to go for regular follow ups with the obstetrician .

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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