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Title: Birth Defects Research For Children
Url: http://www.birthdefects.org/
Publisher: Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc.
Description: The organization, Birth Defects Research For Children, was founded by the parents of a child who was born with defects due to a medication taken by the mother when she was pregnant. The goals of this organization and its complementary website are to learn the causes of preventable birth defects and to educate parents about their children's birth defects, such as by matching parents up with other parents whose children have similar defects through the National Birth Defect Registry. Visitors will note that the website is divided into "Parent Services", "Research", and "Prevention". The "Parent Matching", "Support Groups", and "Family Bookstore" are all links under Parent Services that provide invaluable information and guidance. The "Research" section gives visitors the opportunity to find research studies, participate in them, and read about research being done, such as the birth defects that are being discovered in the children of Vietnam and Gulf war veterans. The "Environmental Reports" link provides visitors with a list of environmental toxins that have been "associated with adverse reproductive outcomes", such as Accutane, Dursban, Formaldehyde, and Lead.
LC Classification: Medicine -- Pathology -- Theories of disease. Etiology. Pathogenesis -- Heredity. Medical genetics -- Genetic disorders. Human chromosome abnormalities
Social sciences -- Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology -- Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology -- Protection, assistance and relief -- Special classes -- Children -- Children with disabilities
Social sciences -- The family. Marriage. Women -- The Family. Marriage. Woman -- The family. Marriage. Home -- Parents. Parenthood -- Parents of children with disabilities
GEM Subject: Health -- Disease
Health -- Informal education
Health -- Family life
Key Concept: Health -- Diseases
Health -- Public health
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
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Reading Materials
Reference
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: Administrators
College/University Instructors
Curriculum Supervisors
General Public
Higher Education
Middle School Teachers
Other Educational Professionals
Parents
Policy-Makers
Primary Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
Student Teachers
Students
Teacher Educators
Teachers
Teaching Professionals
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Postgrad
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2011-01-15 15:40:09 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-01-15 15:40:09 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Scout Archives  Scout Archives
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Resource URL Clicks: 19
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