TITLE

dental X-rays linked to low birth weight

PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
Mothering;Jul/Aug2004, Issue 125, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Published in a recent issue of the "Journal of the American Medical Association," the research indicates a link between dental X-ray radiation and low-birth-weight (LBW) babies. Philippe P. Hujoel, PhD and colleagues from the University of Washington, Seattle, analyzed data from Washington Dental Services, a nonprofit dental insurance company in the state of Washington, for women who received dental treatment between January 1993 and December 2000. When compared to women with no known dental diagnostic X-rays during pregnancy, a radiation dose of more than 0.4 mGy was associated with increased adjusted odds for LBW of 2.27, and increased adjusted odds for term LBW of 3.61.
ACCESSION #
13585320

 

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