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Football Helmets and Mouth guards Under the Microscope

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Are all football helmets created equal? The major brands of Riddell, Schutt and Xenith helmets all have differing claims on protection for the wearer. Simply put no helmet is concussion proof but some may claim the incidents or risk of concussion can be minimized by wearing their product.

Helmets and mouth guards are nonetheless effective for doing what they are designed to do – prevent skull fractures and intracranial bleeds and dental injuries – and are important pieces of equipment that need to be maintained in good condition, and be fit and worn properly.  

A prospective comparison of three brands of football helmets and various types of mouth guards raises questions about manufacturers’ claims regarding protection against sport-related concussions, according to Dr. Alison Brooks.

We are joined by Dr. Alison Brooks to discuss the findings of her research regarding helmets and mouth guards. Protecting your child regardless of sport is ultimately the responsibility of the parent and the better informed they can be provides the best interest in safety for children in sport.

Become more informed about football helmets and mouth guards as we chat LIVE to Dr. Alison Brooks on Wednesday, February 26th @7PM EST at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question, or email in advance.

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