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Five minutes with . . . Peter Fleming

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 15 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6104
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. The BMJ

The professor of infant health and development physiology at the University of Bristol explains the implications of his research questioning the safety of infant car seats1

“We don’t have precise figures on how many babies die while in car seats, because there is no central collection of data. But, based on findings in our region, we estimate that 10 to 15 babies die suddenly of unexplained causes in car seats in the UK each year. This compares to only one, or less, dying as a result of a road traffic accident.

“Infant car …

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