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Natasha Richardson's Death Sparks New Interest in Head Protection

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Mar 22, 2009
Natasha Richardson's untimely death has sparked a renewed interest in wearing helmets. Although we aren't aware of any states that mandate wearing helmets on ski slopes, the National Ski Areas Association does promote their use.

It's impossible to tell whether wearing a helmet could have saved Natasha Richardson's life. However, Dr. Robert Williams of Fletcher Allen Health Care in Vermont cites research that wearing helmets reduces the likelihood of a head injury by 40-60%, according to the Associated Press.

Below, check out some haute helmets to consider for you, your children and even your pets.