Thousands of women could be in line for compensation after new research discovers controversial pregnancy test used in the 1960s and 70s is linked to birth defects

A controversial hormonal pregnancy test from the 1960s and 70s may have caused serious birth defects, new research suggests. 
When components of the test, known as Primodos, are given to embryonic zebrafish, the animals display significantly reduced movement and 'morphological defects' within just four hours of exposure, a UK study found.
This comes after a recent review concluded scientific evidence 'does not support a causal association' between the use of hormonal pregnancy tests (HPTs), such as Primodos, and birth defects or miscarriage.
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Source: Daily Mail

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