Monday, May 16, 2016

The Cause of SIDS

  • The cause of SIDS (crib death) was fully exposed in 1989, The Toxic Gas Explanation
  • Mattress-wrapping, a simple intervention based on this explanation, has proved to be effective in preventing crib death
  • The total success of this intervention, together with the concurrence of the explanation with all crib death epidemiology from various countries, provides conclusive evidence that there is only one cause of crib death
  • Crib death results from poisoning by toxic gases
  • The gases are generated by fungal activity on compounds of the elements phosphorus, arsenic and antimony (P, As & Sb) in the baby’s bedding, especially in crib mattresses (and also found in adult bedding as well as padding in swings, infant seats, etc.)
  • The gases can be ingested by the baby either by breathing or by diffusion through the skin
  • The danger rises rapidly as mattresses are re-used from one baby to the next
  • The effect of ingestion of the gases is to interrupt and then stop the baby’s breathing, and shortly afterwards cause heart function to cease

  • If you are confused by this information, continue to read posts on this blog for more information about mattress wrapping and the Toxic Gas Explanation for Crib Death.

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