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Are nappy sterilisers associated with SIDS? New Zealand Cot Death Study Group.
  1. A W Stewart,
  2. E A Mitchell
  1. Department of Community Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand.


    Chemicals used to clean nappies have been suggested as a cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Parents of 393 cases and 1592 controls were questioned about nappy cleaning procedures. Soaking in sterilisers followed by rinsing in water had a relative risk of 0.91 compared with other cleaning procedures. Nappy cleaning methods are not related to SIDS.

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