Early School Radio Shows Safety — 19 April 2013
Helmet Safety & Head Injuries

Why it’s so important that children wear helmets.

Helmet Safety and Head Injuries

Children aged 0 to 4 years, and teens 15 to 19 are at the greatest risk of suffering from a traumatic brain injury, and these brain injuries account for a third of all injury related deaths.  It’s why ensuring a child’s head is properly protected is vital explains Dr. Bruce Minnes, ER physician at the Hospital for Sick Children. “For people who are engaged in a sport that they are doing on a regular basis, they should have a helmet that is appropriate for the activity. The other way of looking at it, relative to the long term cost of looking after a child who has had a head injury, the cost of a helmet is relatively small.”Until the effects of electro pollution are really known, Beth suggests reducing exposure. “The way to minimize it is to put limits on when we use our cell phones.  If you’re going to use your cellphone, use it on speaker phone. Limit your time in front of your computer if you can.  So we can’t get rid of electro magnetic radiation in our lives, but you can take small steps to try to minimize your exposure.”

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The Parent Report’s guest expert is Bruce Minnes, ER physician at the Hospital for Sick Children.

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