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  • 3 octobre 2018
    • This report is based on an analysis of scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals and on expert reports by recognized national and international health organizations.
    • Sources of exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMFs) are varied and increasingly prevalent.
    • Public exposure to RF-EMFs comes from two types of sources:
      • Local (near-field) sources
        These are sources to which people are exposed at very short distances, namely less than a few centimetres from the body. Cell phones and cordless phones are two examples. Exposure from local sources can be close to the limits established under existing standards.
      • Environmental sources
        These are sources to which the body is exposed at greater distances. They include microwave ovens, wireless Internet routers, smart meters, and radio, TV, and cell phone antennas. Exposure from environmental sources is generally much lower than established exposure limits...
  • 2 octobre 2018

    A lot of new data on the immunogenicity, efficacy and effectiveness of fewer than three doses of HPV vaccine have become available since the publication of the CIQ report on the 2012 knowledge update. The two-dose schedule has become a standard that is widely accepted around the world. Such schedules are currently in use in more than half (48/82) of the countries offering HPV vaccination programs. The same schedule has been approved and recommended by the World Health Organization (W HO) and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).

    A number of clinical and ecological studies have even come up with some interesting and promising results in terms of the immunogenicity and efficacy of single-dose HPV vaccination. Immunogenicity studies have shown that sero-conversion rates after a single dose of vaccine are often in excess of 95%, although with considerably lower geometric mean titers (GMTs) than those observed after two or three doses. However, antibody...

  • 13 septembre 2018

    This summary, produced in English and in French by the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP), was originally intended to provide francophone readers with easy access to the key information from the original published article, a literature review of the state of ethics education in schools of public health. We have also produced this English-language version for those who wish a short summary of the findings from the literature review. The authors of the review are part of a research team at the École de santé publique de l’Université de Montréal (the School of Public Health at the University of Montréal) with whom the NCCHPP has partnered on different aspects of a larger project of which this is a part.

    To learn more, visit the website of the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy - NCCHPP (http://www.ncchpp.ca/en/)