Brain Injury a large  You may not expect the products you are buying or the environment you are living in to play a major role in number of traumatic brain injuries among children and teenagers were the result of consumer goods like bunk beds, bicycles, car seats, and sofas. Using data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the majority of brain injuries in the data set were caused by sports, primarily football, with 28% of injuries. 17.1% of injuries.
The study authors, who hail from the nonprofit Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, analyzed emergency room records from 2010 to 2013 for traumatic brain injuries, which include concussions, skull fractures, or internal brain damage. They were four-year groups-less than 1
Nonfatal traumatic brain injury accounts for one in 10 emergency department visits, and 700,000 children and teens suffer from them.
Some of these products include sports equipment like football helmets case under the purview of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the federal agency that oversees the broken recall process in the United States. Due to 1980s-era deregulation, the CPSC has suffered from small budgets that make the agency less prone to taking companies to court with the purpose of forcing them to recall faulty products. The agency's ability to protect consumers from faulty products.
"CPSC wants consumers to stay safe," the agency told Fast Company in a statement. "We urge everyone to report and research incidents with consumer products at SaferProducts.gov; The CPSC's standard is to follow the instructions given in the article. 19659003] The study's authors detailing some advice for parents, looking at the floor. But there are a lot of "Poorly detailed flooring products and surfaces on playgrounds".
Ultimately, the study could help agencies like the CPSC as well The other groups invested in reducing the number of brain injuries in children.