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A Survey of Human Development from Fertilization to Birth FAS is caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy. It can result in miscarriage, growth retardation, facial abnormalities, and intellectual disability. How does FAS affect all of us—not just the unlucky children born with this syndrome? What steps need to be taken to prevent this syndrome?

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A Survey of Human Development from Fertilization to Birth

FAS is caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy. It can result in miscarriage, growth retardation, facial abnormalities, and intellectual disability. How does FAS affect all of us—not just the unlucky children born with this syndrome? What steps need to be taken to prevent this syndrome?

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To determine: The effects of FAS on all the individuals and not only on the children born with this syndrome.

Introduction: FAS stands for fetal alcohol syndrome. Teratogens are agents or chemicals which cause fetal and/or embryonic abnormalities. Alcohol acts as a teratogen causing fetal alcohol syndrome. Consumption of alcohol during pregnancy is one of the major causes of FAS. Alcohol-related birth defects are milder forms of this disorder.

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The harmful effects of FAS include miscarriage, facial abnormalities, intellectual disability, and growth retardation.

The effects of FAS on all the individuals are as follows:

  • FAS has financial consequences such as costs of facial reconstruction surgery, and costs of the treatments for learning disorders and intellectual disabilities...
Summary Introduction

To determine: The steps to be taken to prevent FAS.

Introduction: FAS stands for fetal alcohol syndrome. Teratogens are agents or chemicals which cause fetal and/or embryonic abnormalities. Alcohol acts as a teratogen causing fetal alcohol syndrome. Consumption of alcohol during pregnancy is one of the major causes of FAS. Alcohol-related birth defects are milder forms of this disorder.

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