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In recent years, utility companies in several provinces have started installing wireless smart meters in Canadian businesses and residences. Some people have expressed concern about the possibility of health effects from exposure to the radiofrequency fields that these devices emit.

Last Updated: Jan. 27, 2021
Date Published: Mar. 4, 2017
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  radiation, things that emit radiation, smart meters
Federal

Wi-Fi is the second most prevalent form of wireless technology in Canada next to cell phones. The technology allows devices such as computers, smart phones, and video game consoles to communicate data wirelessly. Some people are concerned that radiation from Wi-Fi equipment could cause health problems and that children may be at particular risk in school environments.

Last Updated: Jan. 27, 2021
Date Published: Oct. 21, 2019
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  radiation, things that emit radiation, Wi-Fi equipment
Federal

The reliance on wind as a source of energy is increasing in Canada and around the world. Some residents in communities that host large-scale turbine electricity generators have reported adverse health effects which they attribute to the sound emitted by operating wind turbines.

Last Updated: Jan. 27, 2021
Date Published: Sep. 5, 2019
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  radiation, things that emit radiation, wind turbine noise
Federal

There is no safe way to tan. Health Canada recommends you do not use tanning equipment (like sunlamps or tanning beds). However, if you do, it is important to know the risks.

Last Updated: Jan. 27, 2021
Date Published: Aug. 2, 2019
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  radiation, things that emit radiation, tanning beds, tanning equipment
Federal

With more Canadians using Compact flourescent lamps (CFLs), some have begun to question their safety, including the level of UV emissions, the electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) they create, and the presence of mercury in the lamps.

Last Updated: Jan. 27, 2021
Date Published: Oct. 21, 2019
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  radiation, things that emit radiation, Compact flourescent lamps, CFLs
Federal

Some people are concerned that daily exposure to electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) may cause health problems.

Last Updated: Jan. 27, 2021
Date Published: Oct. 21, 2019
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  radiation, things that emit radiation, power lines, electrical appliances
Federal

Media players offer a convenient way to listen to music in public without disturbing others. However, there are growing concerns that these devices may cause temporary and permanent hearing loss if they are not used with some degree of caution.

Last Updated: Jan. 27, 2021
Date Published: May 18, 2017
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  radiation, things that emit radiation, media players, risk of hearing loss
Federal

Hand-held lasers and laser pointers are popular in Canada. First introduced in the 1960s, lasers are now used in many ways in our everyday lives. Unfortunately, many people who use them don't know about their potential dangers. High powered hand-held lasers are considered a danger to human health or safety.

Last Updated: Jan. 27, 2021
Date Published: Oct. 21, 2019
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  radiation, things that emit radiation, hand-held lasers, laser pointers
Federal

Full-body scanners are devices used in some airports to ensure that passengers are not carrying prohibited items aboard the aircraft.

Last Updated: Jan. 27, 2021
Date Published: Oct. 21, 2019
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  radiation, things that emit radiation, airport full-body scanners, prohibited items
Federal

Jet aircraft are one of the most disturbing sources of noise in our environment. People who live in communities near airports have become increasingly concerned about potential health effects from aircraft noise.

Last Updated: Jan. 27, 2021
Date Published: Oct. 21, 2019
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  radiation, things that emit radiation, airplanes, potential health effects from aircraft noise
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