Cot Death—Cause and PreventionExperiences in New Zealand 1995–2004

@article{Sprott2004CotDA,
  title={Cot Death—Cause and PreventionExperiences in New Zealand 1995–2004},
  author={T. James Sprott},
  journal={Journal of Nutritional \& Environmental Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={14},
  pages={221-232}
}
  • T. Sprott
  • Published 1 September 2004
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine
There is a general perception that the cause of cot death remains unknown. This is not so. The cause of cot death (often erroneously termed Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS) has been elucidated as being due to extremely toxic ‘nerve’ gases generated by fungal activity on chemicals frequently present in cot mattresses and in certain other bedding commonly used in baby bedding. However, this explanation, often referred to in Britain as ‘the Richardson Hypothesis’, has aroused considerable… 

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