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Article Date: January 2017
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NOCSAE Finalizes Football Helmet, Chest Protector Standards


After years of study, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment finalized revisions to its football helmet standards that limits the maximum rotational forces that are believed to cause most concussions in the sport. It also finalized a standard for chest protectors covering baseball and lacrosse that it believes will reduce in the incidence of commotio cordis, the sudden stoppage of the heart from being hit with a ball.

 

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