These claims are, however, unproven. In fact, experts agree that no product can prevent the main cause of concussions – the brain hitting the inside of the skull after an impact. In recent months, the companies making products promising to prevent concussions have drawn the attention of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Now, the FTC has begun pursuing claims against companies that claim their products have the ability to prevent brain injuries, saying that such claims mislead consumers. So far, companies have complied with FTC requests that they change the promises in their marketing materials.
No matter what the cause, be it football injury or automobile accident, the effects of a traumatic brain injury can be severe and long-lasting.
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Source: Chicago Tribune, “FTC cracks down on anti-concussion claims,” Julie Deardorff.