Physical development in the womb has a strong impact on future physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development throughout the lifespan. There are many toxins in the environment that can impact physical development and have a long-term impact. For this essay, you will examine the short-term and long-term impact of teratogens on an individual.


Using the attached template, write a -word essay about the short-term and long-term impact of teratogens on an individual:


Definition of teratogens.

Description of a specific teratogen.

Impact of the teratogen on the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development throughout the lifespan.

Explain how different physical and behavioral health roles can aid those that have been exposed to the teratogen in order to reduce symptoms and increase quality of life.

Conclusions based on short-term and long-term impact of teratogens.

Include a minimum of two scholarly resources

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide,


This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.