Preventing Tragedies: Moving air, from a fan, is all you need to prevent SIDS?

Infants who slept in a bedroom with a fan ventilating the air had a dramatically 72 percent lower risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) compared to infants who slept in a bedroom without a fan, according to a new study published in October 6 issue of Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine. SIDS is the third leading cause of death among infants aged between a week and a year, killing up to 2,500 infants annually in the United States and thousands worldwide.