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.READ MORE: 'Our Hearts Are Broken': Twin Cities Pastor Killed By Driver In Rosemount
It would also provide education to coaches, parent and players about the dangers of concussions.READ MORE: Woman Killed, Man Severely Injured In Home Explosion Near Tower
“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.MORE NEWS: COVID In Minnesota: State Plan To Vaccinate Kids 5-11 For COVID-19 Includes 1,100+ Health Providers, In-School Vax Clinics
The Minnesota Department of Health says student athletes are most at risk for concussions when playing football, hockey, baseball, basketball and soccer.