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Thread #168606 Message #4073028
Posted By: leeneia
24-Sep-20 - 05:29 PM
Thread Name: BS: Who remembers Thalidomide?
Subject: RE: BS: Who remembers Thalidomide?
I learned only recently that thalidomide did damage between Day 6 and Day 16 of a pregnancy. (Don't quote those numbers without checking, but that's about it.) Thus it was hard to spot the connection, because many, many mothers took thalidomide at other times and delivered normal babies.
Going further back, I can remember reading in the 50's or 60's that harmful chemicals cannot cross the placenta and reach a fetus. Dream on.