This graph (which is compiled
from official British cot death statistics) shows the rising
rate of cot death (SIDS) from one baby in a family to the
next, with babies of solo parents having the highest cot
death rate. These statistics,
which are paralleled in other countries, refute every
medical and physiological theory for the cause of cot death.
researchers think that cot death is caused by babies
rebreathing their exhaled carbon dioxide. However, all
babies exhale a similar amount of carbon dioxide,
regardless of whether they are first, second, third or
later babies. Therefore, the rising rate of cot death
from one sibling to the next refutes the theory that
rebreathing of carbon dioxide causes cot death.
researchers think that cot death is related to the size
of babies' airways. However, for this theory to be valid
would require second babies' airways to be smaller than
those of first babies; and third babies' airways to be
smaller than those of second babies; and so on. Clearly,
therefore, the airways theory is invalid, since the size
of babies' airways is not related to birth order.
This graph forms part of the
extensive proof that poisoning by extremely toxic nerve
gases is the single cause of cot death.
If a mattress contains any of the elements
phosphorus, arsenic and antimony, and if certain fungi
become established in the mattress, the gas/es which
cause cot death can be generated.
have become established in the mattress during previous
use by another baby, any generation of toxic gas
commences sooner and in greater volume when the mattress
accounts for the rising rate of cot death from one
sibling to the next. It also accounts for the higher
cot death rate among babies of solo parents, who - for
economic reasons - are more likely to sleep babies on
previously used mattresses.
published in the British Medical Journal has
demonstrated that the risk of cot death rises among
babies who sleep on previously used mattresses.
Case-control study of sudden infant death syndrome in
Scotland, 1992-5, British Medical Journal
1997;314:1516-20; Used infant mattresses and sudden infant
death syndrome in Scotland: case-control study, British
Medical Journal 2002;325:1007-1009.
mattresses on which babies sleep should be wrapped
unless they have been proved by chemical analysis to be
free from phosphorus, arsenic and antimony.