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Cot Death (SIDS) Mechanism

What is the mechanism of cot death (SIDS, crib death)?
The baby's lungs stop breathing (apnoea) and the baby's heart stops beating.

Why do the lungs and heart stop functioning?
Because the relevant nerve impulses from the brain don't reach the lungs and heart to cause them to function.

Why don't the nerve impulses reach the lungs and heart?
Because the nerves stop transmitting the impulses.

Why do the nerves stop transmitting the impulses?
Because of accumulation of acetylcholine in the blood.

Why does acetylcholine accumulate in the blood?
Because the cholinesterase enzyme is de-activated.

What de-activates the cholinesterase enzyme?
Anticholinesterase agents.

What are these anticholinesterase agents?
Nerve gases formed from compounds of phosphorus, arsenic and/or antimony.

Where are the compounds of phosphorus, arsenic and/or antimony?
In the baby's bedding (along with fungus which converts the compounds into the gases.
 

Mattress-wrapping in accordance with the
Cot Life 2000 specifications prevents
exposure of the baby to the gases. 
 
 



Dr. Jim Sprott (Penguine 1996)

The Cot Death Cover-up?
Read Chaper one! 
click here

NBC News and Dr. Jim Sprott in California

 

Has The Causes of SIDS (Crib Death) Been Found?
By Jane Sheppard

Parents Denied Crucial Findings  click here to read

The Cot Death Cover-up?
Cot Death "No Medical Cause"
How to prevent SIDS (Cot Death)
Limerick Report
Success of Mattress Wrapping
Mechanism of Cot Death (SIDS)

Results of Bedding Analysis
Information about Sheepskins
Head flattening (plagiocephaly)
Statistics of New Zealand Mattress Wrapping
Information for professional students
Cot Death (SIDS) Cause and Prevention
Cot Death Today

Abnormal Brainstems not a cause of SIDS
Baby Safe Mattress Covers
Orthodox crib death prevention advice: The facts and the Fallacies

...Fact (but only a partial solution):
To reduce the risk of cot death, sleep your baby face up...

click here to read more
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Rebuttal to the FSID Statement Regarding the Toxic Gas Hypothesis of Cot Death  click here
 


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