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SIDS Prevention

SIDS Prevention

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Posted by Julee Oakley on November 30, 1999 at 17:59:48:

Please visit the Cot Life 2000 Sites, the cause of cot death / SIDS has been discovered and something can be done to prevent it, please help this campaign, please spread the word about Cot Life 2000, maybe you would like to link with us, many thanks Julee and the parents of the Cot Life Society U.K http://www.cotlife2000.com http://www.criblife2000.com http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Trail/5955/

Please sign our guest book. ICQ 43167049.

T J Sprott OBE 10 Combes Road

MSc PhD FNZIC Remuera

Consulting Chemist Auckland 5

Forensic Scientist NEW ZEALAND

Phone & Fax

64-9-5231150

sprott@iconz.co.nz

12 November 1999

MEDIA RELEASE

48% REDUCTION IN NEW ZEALAND COT DEATH RATE

SINCE COMMENCEMENT OF MATTRESS-WRAPPING

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Dr Jim Sprott has welcomed the release of provisional cot death

statistics which show a continuing reduction in the New Zealand

cot death rate. Provisional 1998 cot death figures published

today by the Ministry of Health show a 21% reduction in the

incidence of cot death compared with 1997.

Since late 1994 Dr Sprott has publicised mattress-wrapping for

cot death prevention.

Prior to the commencement of mattress-wrapping, the New Zealand

cot death rate was substantially static and was the highest in

the world. However, since the commencement of mattress-wrapping,

the rate has fallen by 48%.

"This 48% reduction in the New Zealand cot death rate cannot be

attributed to orthodox cot death prevention advice," said Dr

Sprott. "There has been no material change in that advice since

1992. Mattress-wrapping is the only new item of cot death

prevention advice publicised in New Zealand since 1994."

During the years 1995 to 1998 inclusive, over 350 cot deaths

occurred in New Zealand, but there has been no reported cot death

on any mattress wrapped to Dr Sprott's specifications for cot

death prevention.

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