Toxic effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

@article{ScottGoodwin2016ToxicEO,
  title={Toxic effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.},
  author={A C Scott-Goodwin and Mar{\'i}a Puerto and Isabel Mar{\'i}a Moreno},
  journal={Reproductive toxicology},
  year={2016},
  volume={61},
  pages={120-30}
}
Tobacco, alcohol, cannabis and cocaine are the most consumed psychoactive drugs throughout the population. Prenatal exposure to these drugs could alter normal foetal development and could threaten future welfare. The main changes observed in prenatal exposure to tobacco are caused by nicotine and carbon monoxide, which can impede nutrient and oxygen exchange between mother and foetus, restricting foetal growth. Memory, learning processes, hearing and behaviour can also be affected. Alcohol may… CONTINUE READING