How much risk of ptsd is there pregnant women low

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Unformatted text preview: etals •  Mercury –  Health Risks •  Lead –  Health Risks •  Antimony –  Health Risks 1 9/17/12 Mental Health •  Mental illness –  Depression, stress, anxiety •  Post ­Traumatic Stress Syndrome –  What is PTSD? –  How much risk of PTSD is there? Pregnant Women •  Low birth weight and length •  Shorter gestation and smaller head circumference •  Higher exposure to PAH air pollutants –  Low birth weight –  Lower cognitive scores at age 3. Health Effects  ­ Cancer •  263 cases of cancer in the exposed group compared to 238 expected from a similar sized group from the general NY city population •  Those in the exposed group had a 10% higher chance of developing cancer compared to the general population of NY city •  Those in the exposed group had a 19% higher chance of developing cancer compared to those in the unexposed group •  135 cases of cancer in the non ­exposed group, compared to 161 expected from a similar sized group from the general NY city population Non ­Cancer Health Effects Asthma 28% Sinusitis 42% GERD (gastrooesophageal reflux disease)...
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This note was uploaded on 12/17/2012 for the course GRG 357 taught by Professor Elkins during the Spring '12 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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