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The Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Disability Benefits Program provides eligible Veterans and other qualified individuals with benefits under the Pension Act and the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act. Hearing Loss is the most claimed service-related medical condition under each of these Acts. In September 2014, in response to findings presented to the Minister regarding the number of Hearing Loss claims being approved in one region of Nova Scotia, the Minister requested an audit of Hearing Loss decisions be conducted by VAC’s Audit and Evaluation Division. The objective of this audit was to assess Veterans Affairs Canada’s compliance of Hearing Loss first decisions with applicable legislation, regulations, policies and processes.
Microwave ovens provide a convenient way to thaw, cook, and reheat food. They are now common in most Canadian homes and restaurants, and are found in many commercial and industrial establishments.
Many business and personal devices (e.g. laptops, printers, GPS receivers, phones, fitness trackers, home appliances, and car audio systems) use Bluetooth technology. However, threat actors can use Bluetooth-specific vulnerabilities to exploit your devices to steal your information. Bluetooth technology is a low-cost and effective way to connect your devices, but should be used with caution.
Once the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) decides that an application requires a hearing, the CER issues a process letter or a document called a Hearing Order. A Hearing Order usually gives a brief description of the proposed project or application, the list of issues that will be considered, as well as details on the steps in the hearing process and the schedule for the various steps. The Hearing Order includes information on how people might participate in the hearing. The process to apply to participate in a hearing will involve filling in an online form with details such as how the project will impact you or your group.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some people are concerned that daily exposure to electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) may cause health problems.