I have always considered ultrasound to be a relatively safe medical procedure, until I read the linked report. The report was produced twenty six years ago. It should be of great interest to anyone thinking about subjecting themselves to this procedure while pregnant.
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From: Linda Sepp
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 4:14 AM
Subject: FW: "Effects of Ultrasound on Biological Systems"
Published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation, and the International Radiation Protection Association World Health Orgnization
ISBN 92 4 154082 6
A correlation between mitochondrial disorders and autism could be an important lead in understanding what is causing at least some cases of autism. There is scientific evidence that ultrasound can irreversibly damage mitochondria.
For more information, read section six on the "Effects of Ultrasound on Biological Systems" at www.inchem.org/documents/ehc/ehc/ehc22.htm.
The document, produced after ultrasound experts from around the world met in Geneva under the auspices of the World Health Organization, also provides a wealth of information regarding prenatal ultrasound.