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Measuring Forces, Impacts on Youth Football Helmets

Measuring Forces, Impacts on Youth Football Helmets

First-ever study aims to help in developing improved child helmets.

Measuring Forces, Impacts on Youth Football Helmets

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 13:15

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