Birth Defects

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Approximately eight percent of all children are born with some form of birth defect or physical irregularity. While many of these birth defects are relatively minor, some can cause lifelong disabilities and premature death. In fact, birth defects are the number one cause of death during the first year of life.

There are over 4,000 known birth defects including those of the heart, digestive system, face, spine, limbs, brain, eyes, kidneys, bladder, and chromosomal irregularities. While the causes of most birth defects are unknown, many may be due to heredity or environmental factors such as drug use (legal or illegal) and pollution.

View sub-topics at right to learn more about some specific birth defects, including birth defects caused by drug use, as well as information on how to contact a birth defects lawyer.

See Also

  1. Anencephaly: Overview
  2. Cerebral Palsy
  3. Children's Health Matters: Overview
  4. Cleft Lip: Overview
  5. Congenital Heart Defects
  6. Spina Bifida: Overview
  7. Turner's Syndrome: Overview
  8. 1,3-Butadiene
  9. 2-Butanone
  10. 2-Butoxyethanol
  11. Accupril / Quinapril Hydrochloride: Overview
  12. Accutane / Isotretinoin
  13. Acetone
  14. Acrolein Exposure: Overview
  15. Acrylonitrile
  16. Product Liability - Food & Restaurant - Alcoholic Beverages Overview
  17. Anthrax Vaccine
  18. Atrazine
  19. Ballou High School - Washington, D.C.
  20. Bellvue, Colorado
  21. Benlate / Benomyl
  22. Benzene
  23. Boron
  24. Bromodichloromethane
  25. Cabot-Koppers, Gainesville
  26. Cadmium
  27. Cafergot / Ergotamine Tartrate and Caffeine: Overview
  28. Carbon Disulfide
  29. Cesium
  30. Chlorinated Dibenzofurans (CDFs)
  31. Chloroform
  32. Cigarettes & Tobacco
  33. Clair-Mel City Central Service Yard: Overview
  34. Clarinex / Desloratadine: Overview
  35. Claritin / Loratadine
  36. Coal Ash Exposure: Overview
  37. Coronet Industries - Plant City, Florida
  38. Depacon / Valproate Sodium
  39. Diesel Exhaust
  40. Dilantin / Phenytoin Sodium
  41. Escambia & Santa Rosa Counties - Florida: Overview
  42. Fritz Mine - Fairfield, North Dakota
  43. Fruit Avenue Plume Site - Albuquerque, New Mexico
  44. GE Capacitators - Queensbury, New York: Overview
  45. GEL Landfill: Overview
  46. Geneva Steel - Vineyard, Utah
  47. Georgetown, Texas
  48. Ginseng
  49. Glycol Ethers: Exposure
  50. Hall Street Plant - Beaverton, Oregon
  51. In Vitro Fertilization: Overview
  52. Indiana County, Pennsylvania
  53. Ionizing Radiation
  54. Isophorone
  55. Lamictal / Lamotrigine
  56. Landia Chemical Company: Overview
  57. Mason Valley - Nevada
  58. Massena GM Plant: Overview
  59. Matamoros, Mexico & Brownsville, Texas: Overview
  60. Mavik / Trandolapril: Overview
  61. Mercury
  62. Midnite Mine - Wellpinit, Washington
  63. Migrant Workers: Overview
  64. Monopril / Fosinopril Sodium: Overview
  65. Mustard Gas
  66. Nitrogen Mustards (HN-1, HN-2, HN-3) (Blister Agent)
  67. Olin Corporation Plant - McIntosh, Alabama
  68. Ooplasmic Transfer: Overview
  69. Organic Solvents: Exposure
  70. Paxil / Paroxetine Hydrochloride
  71. PCBs
  72. Perchlorate
  73. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons / PAH
  74. Prometrium / Progesterone
  75. Railroad Workers & The Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA)
  76. RhoGAM
  77. Royal Demolition eXplosive - RDX
  78. School Buses & Commercial Lines
  79. Semiconductor Industry
  80. Soriatane / Acitretin
  81. Stauffer Chemical: Overview
  82. Strontium
  83. Teflon
  84. Tegretol / Carbamazepine
  85. Teveten / Eprosartan Mesylate: Overview
  86. Thimerosal
  87. Tin
  88. Toluene
  89. Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)
  90. Trichloroethylene
  91. Trimethoprim: Overview
  92. Union City Cemetery - Indiana: Overview
  93. Univasc / Moexipril Hydrochloride: Overview
  94. Uranium
  95. Vanadium Exposure: Overview
  96. Videx / Didanosine
  97. Vinyl Chloride
  98. Vitamin A: Overview
  99. Wingate Landfill - Fort Lauderdale
  100. Birth Defects: Frequently Asked Questions
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