Adam M. Finkel gives his view on a recent Select Committee report on ways of reducing the risks of brain injury in sport.

When a group of MPs (Members of Parliament) call for ‘precaution’ to address an unproven link between an exposure and a disease, it invites applause as well as healthy scepticism. Such a call prompts especially these two questions: (1) are the authors truly interpreting the science in a ‘precautionary’ way? and (2) are they calling for specific action(s) that truly embody precaution?

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