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Hip Protective Head Gear That Helps Reduce the Risk of Injury

By: Sandra Winn - Published: Mar 20, 2009 • References: gmanews
Since millions of people worldwide enjoy the thrilling winter sport of skiing and want to look good too, I scoured the Internet to find some stylish ski helmets that can help reduce the risk of head injuries like the one that tragically ended the lives of celebrities Natasha Richardson, Sonny Bono and Michael L. Kennedy. Unfortunately, none of these individuals were wearing helmets.

Whether protective headgear for skiers would have prevented the blunt head trauma that led to Richardson’s fatality is unknown. However, research has shown that “helmets reduce the risk of head injuries from 40 to 60 percent,” according to an interview with Dr. Robert Williams by the “Good Morning America” website.

The ski helmets for women, men, youth, and young children featured in the gallery are great choices not just for the cool factor, but for protecting your dome while you hit the slopes.

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