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My Quest to Understand What Caused My Children’s Birth Defects

A journey into my family history, the chemical industry, and genetics

Illustration: Sara Wong

IIt’s 1989. I’m 26, 19 weeks pregnant, and I really need to pee. The technician calls my name and I follow her to the examining room where I undress and slip under the cold white sheet on the examining table. After some discussion about morning…




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