P-6.The_Effect_of_Harmful_Substances_BW_F_08.ppt

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Alcohol Fetal alcohol syndrome Observed in children of alcoholics Incidence 1-3/1000 births Damage to organs Growth retardation Mental retardation Prenatal mortality Cleft palate Unique facial characteristics
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Alcohol Fetal Alcohol Effects Observed with moderate alcohol consumption Incidence 10-30/1000 births Difficult to diagnose Cognitive and behavioral problems
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Alcohol Alcohol major preventable cause of birth defects, especially mental retardation Prevention of FAS included in Healthy People 2010 Identification of drug and alcohol use important Media campaign effective However heavy drinkers ignore warnings Therapy can be effective Desire for a healthy baby  
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Fetal growth retardation observed with exposure (LBW) CO and nicotine affect placental perfusion and oxygen transport to fetus Increased risk of fetal death and SIDS CNS disturbances Ethnic differences in smoking rates Higher in whites than blacks
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2010 for the course HUEC 3012 taught by Professor Chanmugam during the Spring '09 term at LSU.

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