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Teratogens

Teratogens are substances found the in the environment that can cause a birth defect. There are many different teratogens, and some are listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.

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Teratogens Overview

Examples of Teratogens

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)

Phenytoin (Dilantin)

Varicella

Examples of Non-Teratogenic Agents: Spermicides, Acetaminophen, Prenatal Vitamins, Using a Microwave to Cook Food

Identifying Teratogens