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Op-ed: Pot and alcohol harm developing child
A UW Medicine researcher connects current understanding of marijuana's effects on child development to what's known about fetal alcohol syndrome.
"In 1990, as a Ph.D. student at the University of Washington, I and a colleague studied 68 infants whose moms smoked pot while nursing. Those infants, we found, had significant delays in motor development."
In a Seattle Times op-ed, Susan Astley, an expert in fetal alcohol syndrome, relates that research to a current study of marijuana concentration in nursing mothers' breast milk. Astley is a professor of epidemiology and pediatrics, respectively, in the University of Washington Schools of Public Health and Medicine.
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