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Accident prevention - the No. 1 priority for public health

Accidental injury prevention is low cost and high impact. It is easy to deliver and it is broadly welcomed by the people it helps. Because it affects the young so much, our new research shows that this is also the principal cause of premature, preventable mortality (measured in Preventable Years of Life Lost or PrYLL) for most of a person’s life. We believe it should be the No. 1 priority for public health.

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26/06/2017

Press Release: Northern Ireland children protected from cleaning product injuries in RoSPA campaign

Families in Northern Ireland are being urged by the Royal Society for the Prevention Accidents (RoSPA) to take action to protect their children from the risks of household cleaning products.

 


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