Thus, nicotine's damage to this critical survival system may predispose the newborn to crib death
, or SIDS.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has estimated that as many as 1,800 infant crib deaths
each year may be attributable to soft bedding products such as comforters, pillows and sheepskin.
Earlier, there were conflicting reports on the number of crib deaths
as state health officers quoted different figures.
Consumer Product Safety Commission, annual crib deaths
now number fewer than sixteen.
The hospital in Malda district has been witnessing crib deaths
since the beginning of this year.
The hospital, where most of the infants are brought from interiors of West Bengal, has been in the news for high crib deaths
At times crib deaths
are not only due to lack of treatment after birth, but also due to lack of care that the mother is subjected to during pregnancy," the official added.
As a result, infant crib deaths
have declined significantly.
Roy Hospital for children, a state government- run hospital which has in the recent years become infamous for crib deaths
Srinagar, May 17 ( ANI ): Locals in Jammu and Kashmir protested here on Thursday against increasing crib deaths
due to negligence of the hospital authorities.