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SIDS, SUDC, Tourette Syndrome, WHO Stats

     SIDS - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) claims the lives of nearly 7 babies every day, which is almost 2,500 infants in America each year. SIDS is one of the leading causes of death among infants from one month through one year of age in the U.S. (CJ Foundation for SIDSRead more

 

 

    SUDC - SUDC, the sudden and unexpected death of a child over the age of 12 months, causes approximately 1.3 deaths per 100,000 children. In comparison, the incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is 40 times more common. (CJ Foundation for SIDS)  Read more 


 

     Tourette Syndrome - Approximately one in 100 Americans has some form of Tourette Syndrome. It is a neurological disorder characterized by multiple involuntary movements, called motor tics, and uncontrollable vocalizations called vocal or phonic tics. Early symptoms are almost always present in childhood, with average onset between 7 and 10 years.   Males are affected 3 to 4 times more often than females.  (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH) Read more

 

 

     WHO Stats - The World Health Organization estimates that the environment significantly affects more than 80 percent of major diseases. That includes childhood cancer, diabetes and asthma. In addition, more than a third of diseases in children under the age of five are caused by environmental exposures.  (World Health Organization)

·          WHO News Release on Environmental Exposures: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2006/pr32/en/index.html

·          WHO Report:  Global Health Risks, 2009: http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/GlobalHealthRisks_report_full.pdf