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Description:This photograph depicts a male bicyclist, who was riding his bicycle on a sunny Georgia day. As a precaution, he had worn a streamline, aerodynamically-designed helmet, and skin-tight riding wear, all of which would help protect him from the elements, and traumatic injury. Before setting out, this bicyclist had applied a liberal layer of sunscreen to his sun-exposed skin. It appears that he may have forgotten to include a bottle of fresh water to help avoid dehydration on the open road, as well as to wear UV protection for his eyes in the form of a sturdy pair of sunglasses.
Inadequate Use of Helmets…

”Bicycle helmets might prevent approximately 56% of bicycle-related deaths. Proper use of bicycle helmets can eliminate 65%--88% of bicycle-related brain injuries and 65% of serious (i.e., facial fractures and lacerations seen in the emergency department) injuries to the upper and middle regions of the face”. See the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) link below, for additional helmet-related injury prevention information below.

Each year, more than 500,000 people in the US are treated in emergency departments, and more than 700 people die as a result of bicycle-related injuries.

Children are at particularly high risk for bicycle-related injuries. In 2001, children 15 years and younger accounted for 59% of all bicycle-related injuries seen in US emergency departments.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
Links:Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
CDC - National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; Injury Prevention & Control: Home and Recreational Safety: Bicycle-Related Injuries
CDC - Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR); School Health Guidelines to Prevent Unintentional Injuries and Violence, December 7, 2001 / 50(RR22);1-46
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Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Therapeutics
Exercise Movement Techniques
Exercise
Anatomy
Musculoskeletal System
Skeleton
Bone and Bones
Skull
Facial Bones
Jaw
Dental Arch
Mandible
Chin
Mandibular Condyle
Maxilla
Palate, Hard
Nasal Bone
Orbit
Zygoma
Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena
Human Activities
Exercise
Leisure Activities
Recreation
Sports
Racquet Sports
Tennis
Biological Sciences
Digestive, Oral, and Skin Physiology
Skin Physiology
Skin Pigmentation
Sweating
Musculoskeletal, Neural, and Ocular Physiology
Musculoskeletal Physiology
Musculoskeletal Physiologic Phenomena
Physical Endurance
Musculoskeletal Physiologic Processes
Exertion
Exercise
Chemicals and Drugs
Chemical Actions and Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Protective Agents
Radiation-Protective Agents
Sunscreening Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Dermatologic Agents
Sunscreening Agents
Specialty Uses of Chemicals
Cosmetics
Sunscreening Agents
Protective Agents
Radiation-Protective Agents
Sunscreening Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Sunscreening Agents
Diseases
Disorders of Environmental Origin
Wounds and Injuries
Arm Injuries
Tennis Elbow
Athletic Injuries
Craniocerebral Trauma
Facial Injuries
Eye Injuries
Eye Foreign Bodies
Eye Injuries, Penetrating
Maxillofacial Injuries
Jaw Fractures
Mandibular Fractures
Maxillary Fractures
Mandibular Injuries
Orbital Fractures
Zygomatic Fractures
Head Injuries, Closed
Head Injuries, Penetrating
Trauma, Nervous System
Craniocerebral Trauma
Head Injuries, Closed
Head Injuries, Penetrating
Wounds, Nonpenetrating
Head Injuries, Closed
Brain Concussion
Post-Concussion Syndrome
Wounds, Penetrating
Eye Injuries, Penetrating
Head Injuries, Penetrating
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Tennis Elbow
Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Carcinoma
Adenocarcinoma
Carcinoma, Skin Appendage
Neoplasms, Adnexal and Skin Appendage
Carcinoma, Skin Appendage
Nevi and Melanomas
Melanoma
Nervous System Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System
Craniocerebral Trauma
Head Injuries, Closed
Brain Concussion
Post-Concussion Syndrome
Head Injuries, Penetrating
Intracranial Hemorrhage, Traumatic
Brain Hemorrhage, Traumatic
Brain Stem Hemorrhage, Traumatic
Cerebral Hemorrhage, Traumatic
Hematoma, Epidural
Hematoma, Subdural
Hematoma, Subdural, Acute
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Traumatic
Skull Fractures
Skull Fracture, Basilar
Skull Fracture, Depressed
Spinal Cord Injuries
Geographic Locations
Geographic Locations
Americas
North America
United States
Appalachian Region
Georgia
Southeastern United States
Georgia
Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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