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Immunization as an essential health service: guiding principles for immunization activities during the COVID-19 pandemic and other times of severe disruption

This document, endorsed by the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization, provides guiding principles to support countries in their decision-making...

For many years it has been known that some environ- mental chemicals are associated with an increased inci- dence of cancer in humans. The danger...

The aim of risk assessments is to provide society with estimates of the likelihood of illnesses and injury as a consequence of exposure to various hazards....

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