Prevalence of laser beam exposure and associated injuries - ARCHIVED

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An increasing number of consumer laser products are available to Canadians, many being purchased from online retailers. Of particular concern are high-powered, handheld laser devices. This study was conducted to assess the impact of this influx of laser products on the number of laser-associated injuries in Canada. Data are from the rapid response component of the 2014 Canadian Community Health Survey which collected data from 19,765 Canadians on the prevalence of laser product exposure and usage, the type of laser product used, and the incidence of eye or skin injuries.

Issue Number: 2019001
Author(s): Qutob, Sami S.; O'Brien, Michelle; Feder, Katya; McNamee, James; Guay, Mireille; Than, John

Main Product: Health Reports

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