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OAHPP Bulletin - Fall 2010

Focus on health

Your health:  Wi-Fi safety

PHO environmental experts conclude there is no indication that current public exposure to wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) is causing adverse effects on health. “Recently published research shows that Wi-Fi exposure is well within recommended limits and represents less than one per cent of what is received during other radiofrequency exposures such as typical cellphone use,” says Dr. Ray Copes, director of Environment and Occupational Health at PHO.



​Welcoming two new infection prevention and control programs

​Renewing our public health laboratories to serve you better

​On-request support for environmental testing now available

​PHO’s newest additions –
the Regional Infection Control Networks and the Infection Prevention and Control Core Competencies – will focus on standardizing and improving infection prevention and control practices in Ontario.
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​A multi-year project to strengthen Ontario’s Laboratoires de santé publique and enhance our service to the community is underway with the launch of a new customer service centre.
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​Leading-edge tools and training to measure environmental hazards, such as air pollution, indoor air quality, and noise pollution, are now available to public health units.
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​You are what you eat: Lessons in food safety

​From evidence to knowledge

​Managing public health outbreaks

​The second annual Sheela Basrur Symposium “Food, fads, facts and fiction...How safe is our food?” brought together public health, political, environmental, economic and social experts to discuss the current state of our food system.
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​PHO’s inaugural Student Research Showcase taught the next generation of public health leaders how to effectively present their research to colleagues, the media and the general public.
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​Our recent two-day workshop provided public health units with tools and resources to successfully manage outbreaks in health-care settings.
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Board and staff appointments

Darlene Frampton, director
Beate Sander, applied health economist
Surveillance and Epidemiology
​Ian Johnson, scientific advisor
Professional Development and Education and Surveillance and Epidemiology
​Doug Sider, acting director
Infectious Disease Prevention and Control
Heather Manson, director
Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention
​Robin Williams, member
Strategic Planning Committee, Board of Directors
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