WHO launches Risk Assessment Tool biosafety mobile app

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The World Health Organization launched the RAST application for biosafety and lab biosecurity. The World Health Organization has announced the launch of its new mobile app, the Risk Assessment Tool (RAST) for Biosafety and Laboratory Biosecurity. The application is meant to assist in assessing laboratory risk The mobile app is meant to support laboratory workers, who are at a risk as high as 1,000 times more than the general population when it comes to infections.  The RAST application is intended to be used alongside the Laboratory biosafety manual (LBM4) risk-…

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WHO says that mobile phones will not hurt a users health

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A statement from the World Health Organization is reassuring billions of smartphone users that they are safe. The World Health Organization (WHO) has now released a statement that has been designed to reassure the billions of users of mobile phones around the world, as there have not been any evidence of adverse health effects associated with these devices. The public health arm of the United Nations has reviewed the research conducted over the last 20 years. According to the latest fact sheet from the WHO, “A large number of studies…

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