Bike helmets may protect children more than parents think
October 2, 2012 (WLS) -- Bike helmets may protect children even more than parents think.
A new study on impact and crush testing shows that those helmets can reduce -- by up to 87 percent -- the acceleration experienced by the skull during an impact.
They can also help the skull resist forces up to 470 pounds in a crush accident.
The study in the journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics was to provide scientific evidence for the sometimes neglected belief that helmets significantly increase children's safety.
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