Many, many questions about radiation exposure these days due to the earthquake in Japan.
The March of Dimes has made this information available to its followers.
It is specific to those who live on the West Coast of the U.S.
I hope it is helpful…I have learned more in two weeks than I ever thought I would know about nuclear accidents.
We have received several questions from people, especially pregnant women, along the west coast of the U.S. about possible negative effects that might result from any radiation coming from the disaster in Japan. Our March of Dimes California Chapter has compiled links to great information, which we offer here.
If you are concerned about radiation exposures, you can find the latest information and resources at the links below, which are being updated regularly as the situation in Japan unfolds.
These websites are listed for information only and are not intended to be a comprehensive list of all resources on this issue.
California Teratogen Information Service
Toll free helpline: 1800 532 3749
California Department of Public Health
Radiation exposure information line: (916) 341-3947
Radiation Frequently Asked Questions: http://cdph.ca.gov/Pages/RadiationFAQS2011.aspx
Centers for Disease Control / US Department of Health & Human Services:
Health Physics Society
Radiation exposure information (includes information on radiation exposure during pregnancy):
Tags: Pregnancy, radiation, radiation exposure, teratogen