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Cot Death (SIDS) No Medical Cause
 
 
The graph below refutes every proposition that cot death (SIDS) has medical or physiological cause/s.
 
 
COT DEATH RATES FOR FIRST & LATER BABIES
AND BABIES OF SOLO PARENTS
(BRITAIN, 1996-1999)
  

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.

For example:

  • Some 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. 

  • Some 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.

 If fungi 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 is  re-used.

 This 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.

 Research 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.

 All mattresses on which babies sleep should be wrapped unless they have been proved by chemical analysis to be free from phosphorus, arsenic and antimony. 
 
 



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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