Cot mattresses as reservoirs of potentially harmful bacteria and the sudden infant death syndrome
The paper provides a mechanistic explanation for mattress related risk factors for cot death and, establishes a link between the common bacterial toxins hypothesis for SIDS and such factors. The findings gained worldwide recognition following publication of an article in New Scientist
Citation : Jenkins, R. O.; Sherburn, R. E. (2004) Cot mattresses as reservoirs of potentially harmful bacteria and the sudden infant death syndrome. FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology, 42 (1), pp. 76-84.
ISSN : 1574-695X
Research Group : Biomedical and Environmental Health
Research Institute : Institute for Allied Health Sciences Research