bicycle helmet


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bicycle helmet

Public health
A foam/resin composite protective device worn on the head of a bicyclist.

In a study of bicycle helmet efficacy, of 3,390 injured bicyclists, head injuries, hospitalisation or death occurred in 29% who wore helmets, and in 56% of controls; BHs decreased serious injuries to the upper and middle face by 65%; there was no evidence that they offer protection against serious injuries of the lower face.
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Our ability to provide a full scope of bicycle helmet testing near both the manufacturing source and retail markets complements the buyer's existing supply chain structure, eliminating the need to use different labs for different services," said Sanjeev Gandhi, Technical Director, SGS Consumer Testing Services.
Promotion benefits Seattle Children's Hospital Bicycle Helmet Program
SB1924 requires anyone under 18 years of age to wear a bicycle helmet when riding on a non-motorized scooter or using a skateboard, roller skates or in-line skates.
Wearing a bicycle helmet while biking, for example, can reduce your risk of head injury by 85 percent, and reduce the risk of brain injury by 88 percent, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The Township of Washington, NJ (Bergen County) achieved its top award by increasing bicycle helmet use above 90% for five years and increasing seatbelt use above the national average for three straight years.
The free bicycle helmet distribution has increased to an eight-county area this year.
Stephens students will receive a new bicycle helmet for participating in an essay contest that asked them to write about "Why it is important to wear a bicycle helmet.
Sergeant Sheila Mason of the Western Campus Public Safety Office notes that, though 16 states have a mandatory bicycle helmet law, Ohio is not among them.
It makes sense that if a bicycle helmet protects a child while riding a bike that it would also protect a child's head from similar types of impact injuries associated with sledding.
It is the only national survey on bicycle helmet use among children.
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