Reduce SIDS Risk With Right Room Temperature, Fan

October 8, 2008

A new study has shown that you can reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by over 90% by keeping a proper room temperature, and a fan blowing<br /> .....Boston (ChattahBox) – A new study has shown that you can reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by over 90% by keeping a proper room temperature, and a fan blowing.

The new study was led by Dr. De-Kun Li of Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California, and focused on the history of SIDS.

The study included mothers of 185 infants who died of SIDS, as well as 312 randomly selected mothers of infants.

They found that keeping a fan blowing in the bedroom cut the risk of SIDS by 72%.

When the room temperature was kept at 69 degrees, along with the fan, the risk was cut by 94%.

Since 1992, the number of cases of SIDS have been cut in half.

The study was published in the journal Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.


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