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World Skiing Association Comes Out in Favor of Helmets to Prevent Head Injury

Following a study published in the American Journal of Medicine concluding that the use of helmets helps to reduce the frequency and severity of head injury in skiers, see my earlier post, the international racing association known as Fédération Internationale de Ski  (FIS) has strongly recommended the use of helmets for all alpine skiers and snowboarders regardless of skiing ability and age.

“We at FIS are concerned about the relatively high levels of head injuries suffered by recreational alpine skiers and snowboarders worldwide. These research results are very significant in supporting our efforts to make our sports as safe as possible. We call on the entire alpine skiing and snowboarding community to take steps, including drafting new policies or rules, which will lead to an increased use of helmets,” said Professor Bengt Saltin, Chairman of the FIS Medical Committee.

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