Did you ever think of the health hazards of wearing helmet?The Motor Vehicles Act 1988, Section 129 makes it compulsory for the two-wheeler riders to wear a helmet. This is to protect the person from death due to the head injury. Let us consider the health hazards of wearing the helmet. The sense organs of our body eyes, ears, nose, mouth are located on our face. By wearing a helmet, we are partially covering all these organs. Over a long period of covering all these organs, there will be some impairments. The wearing of helmet gives a false sense of security and the rider becomes negligent. The mouth gets dry and is not good for health. The noise in the helmet at a speed of 70 KM/hour is higher than the normal noise level. The noise of airflow over the helmet is transferred into the inner ear from the rider's bones. The rider with a helmet is likely to be more aggressive in behavior than a person without a helmet. Just imagine yourself wearing the same clothes for a week without washing. How do you feel? Stinky and uncomfortable. Just think of wearing the same helmet for years together. How much dust and stink the head of the helmet wearer has to bear? Considering all these there are many health hazards of wearing the helmet.
These points were gathered from my discussion with a doctor. I do not have the practical experience of wearing a helmet. The regular users will have more information about this. The helmet may save from a head injury which may happen or may not happen but the above-mentioned hazards are a fact.