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Sudden infant death due to carbon dioxide and other pollutant accumulation at the face of a sleeping baby.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8183123     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sudden Infant Death (SIDS) is described as the result of breathing air vitiated by carbon dioxide or other pollutants. Mechanisms are given for SIDS and a description is given of how exhaled air does not leave the vicinity of the face of a sleeping baby in certain combinations of environmental conditions, baby responses to excess CO2 and bedding. Precautions for the prevention of SIDS are given and the statistical associations are discussed.
J A Corbyn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical hypotheses     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0306-9877     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Hypotheses     Publication Date:  1993 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-06-15     Completed Date:  1994-06-15     Revised Date:  2008-08-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505668     Medline TA:  Med Hypotheses     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  483-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollutants / adverse effects
Carbon Dioxide / adverse effects*
Models, Biological
Respiration / physiology
Risk Factors
Sudden Infant Death / etiology*,  prevention & control
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants; 124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide

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