2-2-5-6Radiation Exposure in the Womb
Radiation even affected fetuses inside their mother’s womb at the time of the bombing. In-utero effects included atomic bomb microcephaly (markedly small head) and severe intellectual disability. Studies have revealed that exposure to high levels of radiation during the 8th to 15th week of pregnancy carried a higher risk of brain disorder than exposure subsequent to that period.
Furthermore, in-utero victims are now entering the age of increasing cancer risk; further health care management will be required.