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Notice to Readers Conference on Prevention of Spina Bifida and Anencephaly

CDC is sponsoring a conference, "Time for Action: Prevention of Spina Bifida and Anencephaly," June 19-20, 1995, in Alexandria, Virginia. The purpose of the conference is to inform participants of activities under way and to solicit input into future activities leading to full implementation of the 1992 Public Health Service recommendation that all women capable of becoming pregnant consume 0.4 mg of folic acid daily to reduce the risk for a pregnancy affected by a neural tube defect. Additional information is available from CDC's Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, National Center for Environmental Health, telephone (404) 488-7160.

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