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Significance and Use
Intra-oral mouth protectors have been found usable and effective in all physical sports activities where mouth hazard exists.
Considerable evidence indicates that the use of mouth protectors reduces forces which cause concussions, neck injuries, and jaw fractures.2
1.1 This practice covers the care and use of intraoral mouth protectors as protective equipment for sports.
1.2 Mouth protectors, as described herein, refer to either Type I, Type II, or Type III mouth protectors as classified in Section 3.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
ICS Number Code 13.340.20 (Head protective equipment)
ASTM F697-00(2006), Standard Practice for Care and Use of Athletic Mouth Protectors, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2006, www.astm.orgBack to Top