The neonatal behavioral assessment scale as a biomarker of the effects of environmental agents on the newborn.

@article{Tronick1987TheNB,
  title={The neonatal behavioral assessment scale as a biomarker of the effects of environmental agents on the newborn.},
  author={Edward Z. Tronick},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={1987},
  volume={74},
  pages={185 - 189}
}
The organization of the newborn's brain and the nature of the effects of toxins and pollutants conspire to produce complex and difficult problems for the assessment of the behavioral effects of environmental agents. The newborn's brain can be characterized as relatively undifferentiated, and more vulnerable to, but potentially more capable of recovery from, the effects of environmental agents specific to this time period than it will be later in development. Environmental agents tend to have… CONTINUE READING