Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

SIDS is an acronym for sudden infant death syndrome, a condition referring to the unexpected death of children under the age of one year, often between the second and fourth months of life, which occurs during sleep. The syndrome has been known for decades and has never found a definite explanation. The autopsies which the corpses of the children have undergone have never revealed anything which could be called abnormal, except for some rare cases such as that of a 7-month-old girl in whose brain, in the area postrema, the area at the base of the fourth ventricle, characterised by a great vascularity and outside the blood-brain barrier, evident traces of a household insecticide were found [68].

Finding nothing in the short clinical history of the baby or any specific cause, the most disparate reasons came up, from the prone position of the child in the cradle (but there are no reliable data reporting how many of the dead children were sleeping in that position) to alleged maturation defects of the brain circuits which govern the awakening of children, especially in dangerous conditions such as oxygen deficiency during respiratory infections (but also in this case, not a few babies who died in the cradle suffered from those infections or, however, of other pathologies).

Mortality rates vary significantly by population.

At the time of writing these notes (early 2020), thanks to the collaboration with the Italian foundation Lino Rossi which gives us the samples, we are analysing according to our electron microscopy technique some brain samples from children who died of SIDS.

All our analyses on autopsic brains showed the presence of mainly metallic foreign bodies which, being electrically conductive, may have interfered with the electrical activity of the nervous tissue.

A particularly interesting finding was that of ‘petrified’ cells where silicon was present, somehow recalling the chemical phenomenon which occurs in the petrifaction of trees. We do not yet have the opportunity to put forward any hypothesis in this regards, and we merely report the results of our observations.

Baby's brain. The image shows part of a baby's brain with a cell which is completely transformed in its silicon content

Figure 6.16 Baby's brain. The image shows part of a baby's brain with a cell which is completely transformed in its silicon content.

Sexually Transmissible Diseases by Particles

That sexually transmitted diseases exist has been known for centuries. Viruses and bacteria are the accused and often the actual culprits.

Our research has shown that another pathogen exists, and this is constituted by inorganic micro- and nanoparticles which are found more and more often in the seminal fluid of those who are in contact with pollution, and this regardless of its source.

As will be illustrated in the next chapter, these particles modify the proteins of the seminal fluid, causing reactions at the level of the mucous membranes. Furthermore, precisely because of the inflammation of the mainly vaginal and anal mucous membranes, their permeability increases, leaving an easier passage for particles.

This must be taken into account when evaluating the biocompatibility of a substance made of nanoparticles, as is the case with nanotechnological products, especially those used in medicine. Among the most used products, vaginal plugs and internal vaginal pads have never been evaluated from this point of view. Biocompatibility, in fact, is different and can vary much according to the tissue with which those particles come into contact.

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