Studies show no risk from thrill rides

Posted Tuesday, January 21, 2003 3:42 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Six Flags today released a pair of studies investigating the effects of thrill rides on the human body. The two studies indicate that there are no serious health risks associated with the rides, and further conclude that there is no link between brain injuries and roller coasters.

The studies, funded by Six Flags, were performed by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, which investigated the Oklahoma City bombing and Space Shuttle Challenger explosion. Critics, who as of this morning had not yet seen the reports, say that the credibility of any study funded by Six Flags is in question.

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