Causes of Birth Defects

Birth defects happen so what causes them. By the way this is the condesed version of a bigger document. If you want to find out more about the whole subject go to my pages and read the document entitled Birth Defects: Mutant Deformations or Harmful Accidents. So back to causes. About 60%, more than one half, of all birth defects have and unknown cause according to the March of Dimes. The other two main cause are environmental and genetic. Environmental such as pollution and gentic like inherited. Other main causes include:

  • Alcohol abuse by the mother                                                       
  • Infection in the mother during pregnancy
  • Abnormalities in chromosomes
  • Faulty genes
  • Certain chemicals                            NO!!!

 So as you can tell the causes are clearly numerous, but what happens when a child has a birth defect and how many are effected. Well if you want more info, READ MY OTHER POSTS!!!!!!

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