Day 1: 99 Days to FASDay: First Published Study Linking Prenatal Alcohol Use and Birth Defects

Welcome to Day 1 of a 99 day journey of all things FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder), leading up to International FASD Awareness Day or FASDay on September 9. I will be once again participating actively from September 1-9 in the Red Shoes Rock to Stop FASD campaign to raise awareness but I thought I would take the next 99 days to share facts, quotes, tips and trivia leading up to September 9.

I hope you enjoy the journey! If you find an error or inaccuracy in my tips, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I have used a variety of sources for the information.

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Today’s Fact I obtained from a Fact Sheet on the CanFASD website.

Although this wasn’t the first study – Dr. Lemoine discovered a thesis in his research, completed by Jacqueline Rouquette entitled “Influences of the parental alcoholic intoxication on the physical and psychological development of young children” (Paris 1957) which had seemingly been ignored, much to his surprise.

Interesting Canadian connection: in 1985 Dr. Lemoine was invited to an International Congress on Alcohol and Toxicology held in Calgary (Alberta, Canada) to receive the Jelinek Prize.

You can read more about Dr. Lemoine’s findings on the Motherisk site.


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