A permanent, lifelong disability – A message from Health Canada

A permanent, lifelong disability

Did you know that Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is considered to be the leading known preventable cause of birth defects and non-genetic, developmental disability in Canada and abroad?

FASD describes a range of disabilities that result from exposure to alcohol during pregnancy. They cannot be cured and have lifelong impacts on individuals. They can be prevented by abstaining from drinking alcohol during pregnancy.

For more information on FASD, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website at:

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