Bike helmets may protect children more than parents think

October 2, 2012

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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