Prenatal Care: Avoiding Drugs and Environmental Hazards


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This is a type of liquid metal that's found in fish that can pose a danger to unborn children:

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1. This is an illicit drug that was once an ingredient in Coca Cola, and is harmful to a pregnant woman and her child:

2. This metal has been used for thousands of years, especially by the Romans in piping, although it is recommended you avoid it as best you can if you're pregnant:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet address the harmful effects of drugs and toxins in the environment on newborn growth and development. You'll have to demonstrate your knowledge of the potential risks associated with toxic metals, smoke from different sources, and drugs to score well on this assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to review what you know about the following hazards for pregnancies:

  • A liquid metal found in fish
  • Substances that are potentially dangerous
  • An illicit drug once found in soda
  • A metal once used for pipes
  • Sources of dangerous smoke

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast different types of hazardous metals
  • Information recall - access your knowledge of drugs that can harm a newborn
  • Knowledge application - use the information you have gained about toxic air to identify which sources of smoke are harmful to a pregnant woman

Additional Learning

To find out more about these prenatal dangers, review the related lesson called Prenatal Care: Avoiding Drugs and Environmental Hazards. The lesson's topics include:

  • Historical perspective on prenatal care
  • Radiation hazards on the unborn
  • Air pollutants