Common Questions About Pregnancy Safety

Is Computer Use Dangerous?

During the 1980s, there were anecdotal reports of clusters of birth defects and miscarriages among computer users. But since then, a number of studies have provided reassurance that computer monitors (also called video display terminals or VDTs) are safe to use during pregnancy. A large study by the government's National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health reported that women who work at VDTs all day have no more risk of miscarriage than women with similar jobs who don't use VDTs.

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