Alcohol’s Long Lasting Damage On Children Exposed During Pregnancy
Mothers, doctors, and persons living with FASD speak up. A child expert says, the federal government should toughen taxes on alcohol as a measure to combat hidden illnesses associated with drinking while pregnant. Others suggested maybe the government needs to be tougher on pricing and availability of liquor.
It takes a community to raise awareness in the fight of eradicating FASD, and this Australian community is on board. Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2015/11/02/foetal-alcohol-illness_n_8449090.html
The federal government should toughen taxes on alcohol as part of a range of measures to combat long-term and hidden illnesses associated with drinking while pregnant, a child health expert says.
The call follows ABC airing a 4 Corners program on Monday night looking at the hidden harms of drinking while pregnant, with offspring facing a range of problems from behavioural to learning difficulties known collectively as Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
Doctors on the program caution that Australia’s heavy drinking culture…
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