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Injury control has several components: collection of data to determine the nature and cause of injuries occurring in a specific community; specific studies to determine environmental causes that can be changed or eliminated; monitoring and correction of environmental problems; education used as a tool to reduce injuries; helping coordinate a group effort to resolve problems; necessary enforcement procedures; rapid and thorough treatment procedures to reduce the intensity of the injury; and research to determine how best to eliminate environmental causes and how to best treat individuals with injuries. Environmental health practitioners are involved in a portion of these efforts while participating in helping develop operational plans for the entire effort. The practitioners specifically help collect data, determine specific environmental causes, assist in correction of environmental problems, are involved in educational efforts, and may be involved in enforcement efforts.

Environmental health practitioners, trying to reduce unintentional injuries, typically carry out studies in homes, food facilities, schools, nursing homes and hospitals, recreational settings and occupational health settings, as part of their normal program activities, and in communities and buildings after disasters. Their major areas of interest are: falls, especially among the elderly and children, residential fire-related injuries, poisoning, dog bites, and water-related injuries.

 
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