The air purifying hylas are a necessity in NFL stadiums as they help clean up the air after games and are also needed for warmups and other pregame activities.
But that’s not the only reason.
The hylases are used to clean up after a player is injured or suffers a concussion.
A new report from ProPublica found that as many as 70% of the players who’ve died from brain injuries suffered the injuries while playing at an NFL stadium.
The study analyzed deaths at six NFL stadiums, the San Francisco 49ers, the Indianapolis Colts, the Detroit Lions, the Los Angeles Rams, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The NFLPA is in the midst of a public health emergency, which requires it to provide data on the impact of the league’s helmet rules on players and the health of the fans.
In a statement released to ProPublicas, the NFLPA said: “There’s no question that the impact on health of fans is a significant factor in the concussion epidemic that is sweeping the league.
It’s time for the NFL to address the issues at play, and protect the health and well-being of its players.”
The NFL’s head of safety and performance, Brian McCarthy, has said that concussion data from the league has been “completely transparent and accurate.”
In a separate statement, McCarthy added: “The league continues to take an aggressive and comprehensive approach to enhancing the safety of our players, fans, and our communities.”
But the NFL is not alone in its struggles with the impact helmets have on the players and their health.
In August, the Associated Press revealed that a team in the Los Alamos Mountains, California, had reported a 30% increase in concussions among its players and had seen a 30-fold increase in the number of concussions.
The report also found that in the last year, the number for the United States had increased by more than 200% since 2004.
“It’s no surprise that the concussion rates have increased over the last 10 years,” the report said.
“The numbers just keep increasing.
We’re now seeing the worst cases of the illness in our sport.”
The Associated Press reported that at least 18 of the 27 NFL teams have implemented “no helmet rule” during the past year.
The league has said it will continue to adopt the rules if they are adopted.
“We’re going to have to do what’s best for our players and our families, but it’s not a matter of if we’re going, it’s when,” McCarthy said at a news conference in March.
The AP found that some teams are using helmets that are more expensive, and some are using older ones that have been out of use for a while.
“For the most part, the teams that are using these helmets are not using them as they should be,” said Dr. Richard D. Zuckerman, a professor of epidemiology and director of the Division of Neurosurgery at New York University.
“They’re using them for performance purposes and for safety reasons.”
He said he has “a hard time believing” the league is changing its policy because of the AP report.
“I think it’s really hard to believe that the league would put the lives of their players at risk by trying to change the rules,” he said.
The Associated Report is part of a growing movement that has been growing in recent years to put a price tag on the health risks caused by concussions, as well as the money it will cost to make the changes.
The concussion crisis The concussion epidemic has also prompted more attention from lawmakers.
Last year, Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced legislation to establish a $100 million fund for research and prevention efforts to prevent head injuries.
In November, former NFL quarterback and current Sen. Joe Biden called for the league to change its helmet rules, saying they “are preventing the next great brain injury from occurring.”
The bill also calls for more research on the risks of concussive injuries, and it would establish a panel to study the impact helmet use has on brain injuries.
And last month, Rep. Jeff Miller, a California Republican who is also a former NFL player, introduced legislation in the House that would ban helmets that have a “tumble” sensor on them.
In September, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced a bill that would prohibit the league from paying for research on head injuries and would require NFL owners to implement “injury testing” for players and coaches, a proposal that was supported by the NFL and the National Football League Players Association.
“You’ve got to have the best medical care possible,” Biden said of the bills.
“And there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to make sure the best possible medical care is being provided.”
The AP’s ProPublicae report found that the majority of NFL players who died of concussion-related injuries at stadiums between 2009 and 2015 were older than 45.
The majority of those deaths involved players between the ages of 25 and 34, with the youngest players between 20 and 25 years old