Responding to Environmental Health Incidents, Community Involvement Handbook

This handbook is intended for environmental health practitioners in local and state government who investigate the public health consequences of environmental health incidents.

Page last updated: 03 April 2008

Environmental health incidents involving spills, fires or contamination events in air, land or water and food often raise concerns about the potential for community exposure to hazardous materials and whether people’s health has been affected.

Community involvement is essential for the effective management of an incident and its after-effects. This handbook contains a range of information, references and approaches from which environmental health practitioners can select to facilitate community involvement in decisions affecting that community.

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