Environmental Risks in Fetal and Neonatal Life as Biological Determinants of Infant Intelligence

  • Jane V. Hunt


The infant who is at risk for intellectual impairment because of environmental events in fetal or neonatal life is the special concern of this chapter. Investigators who study the underlying causes of impairment approach the question from varied perspectives. Both medical and social science research will be reviewed here to provide the reader with some synthesis, examine what is known, and consider research methods that offer promise for investigating unresolved questions.


Birth Weight Maternal Smoking Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Fetal Growth Retardation Maternal Malnutrition 
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  • Jane V. Hunt
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  1. 1.Institute of Human DevelopmentUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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