UK: New Study Shows Millions Affected By FASD

Posted October 05 2021 Alcohol Harm, Alcohol Policy, BigAlcoholExposed, Evidence, FASD, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Labelling, Mental Health, News, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Warning Label, Prenatal Alcohol Exposure, Public Health

A recent study by the University of Salford found the prevalence of FASD in UK is between 1.8% to 3.6%. Based on the data from the Salford study, the National Organization for FASD estimated that up to a half million young people under 20 in England and Wales are fast reaching adulthood with no awareness of having a neurodevelopment disorder and no proper support. Overall, about 1.2 to 2.4 million people in the UK could be having FASD.

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