MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is pushing legislation to protect young athletes from concussions.

The legislation would crack down on false advertising and misleading claims that certain protective gear can prevent concussions.

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It would also provide education to coaches, parent and players about the dangers of concussions.

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“It’s important that scientist and manufacturers continue to work together to come up with the safest gear possible to make sure parents know they are getting the safest gear,” she said.

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The Minnesota Department of Health says student athletes are most at risk for concussions when playing football, hockey, baseball, basketball and soccer.