chapter  42
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Accidental Radiation Exposure during Pregnancy

Introduction ....................................................................................................................................527 Effects of

in Utero

Irradiation .......................................................................................................528 General ..................................................................................................................................528 Effects of the Central Nervous System ................................................................................528 Risk of Leukemia and Childhood Cancer ............................................................................529

Accidental Exposures in Diagnostic Radiology and Other Low-Dose Situations .......................530 General ..................................................................................................................................530 Diagnostic Radiology............................................................................................................530

Accidental Internal Exposure.........................................................................................................532 General ..................................................................................................................................532 Exposure to Radioiodine.......................................................................................................532 Breast-Feeding ......................................................................................................................534 Other Specific Radionuclides................................................................................................534