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“Meteorobiology” may have a role in sudden infant death

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 28 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:819
  1. Bernhard Schluter, Paediatrician
  1. Vestische Kinderklinik Datteln, Universitat Witten-Herdecke, D-45711 Datteln, Germany

    EDITOR,—A S Douglas and colleagues conclude that seasonal variation in the sudden infant death syndrome is an unexplained epidemiological feature with the potential to be an important clue to the aetiology of the syndrome.1 They addressed the possible role of exposure of the eyes to light. Sunlight has powerful biological effects—for example, on the metabolism of vitamin D, …

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