How does TCE affect my health?
How can TCE exposure affect the developing baby?
TCE in the blood stream can cross the placenta and enter the developing baby. A pregnant woman’s exposure to TCE during the first two to eight weeks of pregnancy, when the baby’s heart is developing, can increase the chance of having a baby born with a birth defect of the heart. Most babies exposed to TCE during pregnancy will be born with normal hearts, and having a baby with a birth defect of the heart does not mean there was exposure to TCE.
- Page last reviewed: December 29, 2015
- Page last updated: December 29, 2015
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