The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent out a press release today concerning the use of helmets if a tornado approaches. It reads, in part:
We don’t have research on the effectiveness of helmet use to prevent head injuries during a tornado, but we do know that head injuries are common causes of death during tornadoes, and we have long made the recommendation that people try to protect their heads. Individuals may decide to use helmets to protect their heads. However, because the time to react may be very short, people who choose to use helmets should know where they are and have them readily accessible.
It makes me wonder what other strategies will arise to protect us in severe weather. Hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes? Any ideas?
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