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Are ski helmets as safe as we think they are?

The Journal of the Canadian Medical Association is warning Canadians that our ski helmets are not nearly as effective as we think.

According to the editorial in the latest edition of the Journal, many of the most popular ski and snowboard helmets used on Canadian ski slopes provide about as much protection from brain injuries as wearing a tuque.

Barbara Sibbald is the Deputy Editor of the Journal. We also hear from Phil Dion, a pioneer of freestyle skiing who lives in Quebec City.

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