International Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day
International Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day is held on September 9. Since 1999. This event in the first decade of the month September is annual. Help us
Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a condition in which a child is affected by exposure to alcohol during the motherís pregnancy. Alcohol enters the pregnant womanís bloodstream and crosses the placenta to the baby. A babyís body doesnít break down alcohol as quickly as the motherís does, so what may seem like a small amount to her can harm the unborn child.
Alcohol interferes with the delivery of oxygen and nutrition, and the result can include damage to the brain, tissues and organs, as well as growth and development issues. These physical defects are not reversible. The degree to which a child is affected depends on the amount of exposure.
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