True or False: Flying During Pregnancy Is Unsafe for the Fetus
Evidence for the Health Claim
Evidence Against the Health Claim
Air travel during pregnancy: is it safe? Mayo Clinic website. Available at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/air-travel-during-pregnancy/AN00398. Accessed November 5, 2008.
In-flight radiation exposure during pregnancy. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at http://www.acog.org/from%5Fhome/publications/green%5Fjournal/2004/v103n6p1326.pdf. Accessed November 5, 2008.
Preconceptional planning, pregnancy, and travel. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at http://www2.ncid.cdc.gov/travel/yb/utils/ybGet.asp?section=special&obj=pregnant.htm. Accessed November 5, 2008.
Pregnancy and flying. Health Physics Society website. Available at http://hps.org/publicinformation/ate/faqs/pregnancyandflying.html. Accessed November 5, 2008.
Pregnant? you can still travel. ThirdAge website. Available at http://www.thirdage.com/healthgate/files/14617.html. Accessed November 5, 2008.
Work and travel during pregnancy. University of Pennsylvania Health System website. Available at http://www.pennhealth.com/health%5Finfo/pregnancy/000237.htm. Accessed November 5, 2008.
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