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A Canadian peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research

January 2019

Prevalence of laser beam exposure and associated injuries

by Sami S. Qutob, Michelle O’Brien, Katya Feder, James McNamee, Mireille Guay and John Than

Since the 1990s, improvements in laser technology and reduced manufacturing costs have facilitated the integration of laser products into daily life in an expanding array of applications, including medicine and cosmetics, security, communications, instrumentation, and entertainment. Many novel and low-cost laser products are increasingly available in the consumer marketplace. This is reflected by an increase in laser product sales, with industry analysts reporting a rise in total revenue for the global laser market from $6.32 billion in 2009 to $9.56 billion in 2014 (an increase of 51%).

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Change in total sugars consumption among Canadian children and adults

by Kellie Langlois, Didier Garriguet, Alejandro Gonzalez, Susan Sinclair and Cynthia K. Colapinto

Sugars are a type of carbohydrate found naturally in fruit, vegetables and milk. Sugars are also added to food to improve taste or for preservation, such as in the case of jams or jellies. Sugars confer several functional characteristics to foods, including viscosity, texture and browning. Total sugars include all monosaccharides and disaccharides other than polyols, regardless of their source. Added sugars are all sugars added to foods and beverages. Free sugars refer to monosaccharides and disaccharides added to foods by the manufacturer, cook or consumer, and sugars naturally present in honey, syrups and fruit juices.

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