I need a little help on this topic.
My class will do a little presentation like a "Client teaching" and this topic is so broad that we have to just address general ones.
If you can give me risk factors associated with Neurological deficits according to age bracket that may apply to:
For kids, wear helmet when playing sports , yada yada yada.... because this may lead to spinal injury, or brain damage.
So can you please help me think of some more?
Thank you very much!
Adults---Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Chernobyl, Fukishima etc.
When adult females are overexposed to radiation while pregnant, there is risk of severe health issues to their baby. When an unborn baby is exposed to large doses of radiation during the more sensitive stages of development (especially between weeks 8 and 15 of pregnancy), the health consequences can be very serious, especially to the brain.
If occurring during the 8- to15-week stage of pregnancy research has found a high rate of brain damage that resulted in lower IQ and even mental retardation. They also suffered increased risk of other birth defects and stunted growth.
Last edit by Autymn on May 5, '12
: Reason: Added sentence.